Passengers will be removing wheels from their suitcases to save on baggage fees

Frustrated travellers were caught taking the wheels off their luggage to save money.

Every airline has different allowances for carry-on bags, so it is easy to bring the wrong bag.

The passengers' suitcases were too big to fit in with the hand luggage requirements


The luggage of the passengers was too large to be included in the hand luggage restrictionsCredit: Tiktok/annapalumbo91

Passengers who exceed these limits face severe financial penalties. Some go to great lengths in order to ensure that their cases fit.

One group of easyJet customers is the latest to be caught removing the wheels from their luggage in order to ensure they fit into the airline’s dimensions.

Anna, a user, shared footage from the frustrated passengers to Tiktok.@annapalumbo91).

In The videoThey are seen pushing and pulling the wheels in order to get the items out of their suitcases.

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It also has captions in Italian that translate to “Thank you easyJet.”

“When you don’t want to pay for the 3cm difference.”

According to easyJet’s website, “Everyone can bring”. One small Cabin bAg per person on board for free.

“It can be a maximum size of 45 x 36 x 20 cm (including any handles or wheels) and needs to fit under the seat in front of you.”

These passengers may not have noticed the difference between the wheels and the rest of the world, it seems.

Even though their actions seem extreme, many people sympathized with the travelers.

One wrote “I understand you.”

“I paid €100 (£87) for a round trip for my wheels, and I saw suitcases bigger than mine on board. I wanted to cry.”

Another thought: “I did the same thing with my suitcase.”

Another added, “I had to do it too.”

“The suitcase costs less than the difference for taking it on board.”

EasyJet told Sun Online Travel that their cabin bags have a maximum size, and that they must ensure customers’ bags are within the maximum sizes for safety reasons.

The airline stated that they inform customers of the dimensions of their flight when they book, remind them via email before they travel, and that it is obvious that these dimensions include handles or wheels. They also display this information on their boarding pass.

A bag sizer tool is available on the app.

A spokesperson said: “We must ensure that customers’ cabin bags are within the maximum dimensions to safely and securely fit where they need to be stowed in the cabin.

“We clearly inform customers of maximum cabin bag dimensions and that these include handles and wheels when booking, via email before they travel and it is also clearly displayed on boarding passes.”

Meanwhile, the viral video of this passenger making drastic steps to avoid having to pay an extra fee for his hand luggage went viral earlier in 2014.

These are the UK airlines that have the most stringent hand luggage policies.

The passengers removed their wheels so they didn't have to pay for excess baggage


To save money on excess baggage, the passengers took off their wheelsCredit: Tiktok/annapalumbo91

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