Sunday, July 12, 2015

Who says boyband members aren't bright?

Faced with a demand for a £45 baggage fee when he tried to get on Easyjet with too much hand luggage, Rewind's James McElvar did what any sensible person would do.

He paid the £45 fee and got on board, deciding to take more care packing next time
He put all his clothes on.

Ha! That'll show Easyjet and their not-actually-unreasonable attempts to stop people cluttering up overhead bins with bags that don't fit, right?

How did it work out for him?

Not well, actually:

The Sun reports that McElvar wore 12 layers of clothing after facing an additional charge of £45 for having too many bags.

The newspaper states that McElvar "became violently ill and suffered a fit" with "an off-duty paramedic treat[ing] him as passengers looked on".

"I thought I was a goner and that I was having a heart attack," the singer told The Sun.

"The woman said either one bag went in the hold or we weren't getting on. The rest of the band had gone through so I couldn't give them any of the clothes. I was told I’d either have to pay a £45 fee to get it on the plane, get the flight the next morning, bin the clothes or wear them."
God help us if he ever gets let lose at an All You Can Eat Pizza Hut buffet.