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Topics: Flying, Airlines, TSA

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Los Angeles, California - Airline passengers are attempting to sidestep the airline industry baggage fee by wearing multiple layers of clothing that they would have otherwise packed and checked into as a piece of carry-on luggage. Although wearing the extra clothing in not illegal, it is presenting a security risk, says the TSA.

TSA agents were the first to be alerted of the alarming trend as airline passengers queuing up for screening waddled, teetered and tottered, while standing in line.

"They looked like Teletubbies," said a TSA agent. "And when one began to totter, they all went down like a row of falling dominos. Some even had to be treated for heat exhaustion, minor cuts and burses on the spot."

First aide treatment was further complicated by all the layers of clothing that they were wearing, forcing TSA agents to cut right through all the layers of their clothing with gardening sheers they had confiscated earlier.

"If it wasn't for those gardening sheers," said a TSA agent who treated the injured. "There might have been some serious harm or even a fatality."

TSA officials did not know if they were dealing with some new terrorists tactic so they detained the overdressed passengers for questioning. However, they were released shortly after it was discovered they were merely attempting to avoid having to pay the airline industry carry-on baggage fee.

"At first, we didn't know what we were dealing with: terrorists or tourists," said a TSA agent. "Once it became clear to us that they were not smuggling a bomb underneath all that clothing but merely attempting to smuggle their entire wardrobe for their trip to avoid the baggage fee, we let them pass the security checkpoint."

TSA officials even wished them good luck too.

"Those baggage fees are ridiculous," said a TSA agent.

Unfortunately the overdressed airline passengers were not as kindly received by the airline industry as stewardess ordered to charge them an additional fee nevertheless quickly confronted them at the boarding gate.

"Although many passengers have successfully exploited a loophole in our baggage charge at this time," said a spokesman of the airline industry. "We have recuperated the loss and even turned a profit by accessing the overdressed passengers the overweight passenger fare."

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