During a recent flight, a Ryanair passenger sewed his clothes into a giant coat to avoid the carry-on bag fee.

The passenger, Lee Cimino, claimed that two days after booking his flight to Belfast, the airline made changes to their baggage fees. The new Ryanair baggage policy stated that non-priority customers must pay between £6 and £8 ($7.88 and $10.51) each way to bring roller carry-on luggage on board. 

Refusing to pay extra, Cimino decided that he would sew all his clothes into one big coat.

He later posted a video on Facebook about his creative plan, which went viral.

“This is for you if you’ve ever been frustrated by Ryanair. This is how you get around the new baggage charges every time. It might even make you smile,” Cimino wrote.

How to beat the new Ryanair baggage charges

This is for you if you've ever been frustrated by Ryanair. This is how you get around the new baggage charges every time. It might even make you smile 😀

Posted by Lee Cimino on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cimino had found a tailor to help him create the pockets inside the lining of his coat. He went through with wearing the coat to the airport and stuffed all of his extra clothing and toiletries into the pockets, which would have been in his carry-on otherwise. 

During the video as he heads to the flight, Cimino admits that it probably wasn’t going to work. “It sticks out like a mile. I’m actually quite nervous,” he said. 

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Cimino then proceeds to pass through security. As he gets to the boarding lane he then becomes concerned again as the attendants were checking everyone’s luggage, but he passes through the crew and boards the plane without an issue. 

“Yes!” he says excitedly on his way to the plane. “Haha!”

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