In a bizarre incident, four men paid a heavy price after they resorted to some drastic steps to reduce their extra baggage fee at an airport. This incident is now viral. The four men got mouth ulcers after they decided to eat 30 kg of oranges at the airport to avoid paying an extra baggage fee.
The incident occurred at an airport in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The four travelers in question ate the oranges inside the airport itself in record 30 minutes.
According to a January 20 report by Global Times, a man surnamed Wang, and his three colleagues bought a box of oranges weighing 30 kilograms worth 50 yuan (Rs 564) during their business trip to Kunming. During their purchase, they did not realize that the airlines would ask them to shell out extra money as shipping charges for the oranges. As they prepared to board the plane back home, the airport said it was going to charge them 10 yuan for each kilogram in shipping fees for the oranges, totaling 300 yuan (Rs 3384).
The four of the colleagues were not willing to pay the extra fee, which was much more than the price of their purchase. Finally, they decide to all the oranges at once rather than paying a fee.
It took them under 30 minutes to finish the box. Wang told the media that:
“We just stood there and ate the whole thing up. It took about 20-30 minutes”.
While it may seem like a daring feat. The four men suffered from mouth ulcers after eating so many citrus fruits in one go. Post this ordeal, they were rightly left feeling like never eating oranges again.
In 2018, Ryan Carney Williams, an artist, and designer made headlines. Subsequently, after attempting to wear eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts for his British Airways flight home from Keflavik, in Iceland. He was refused a boarding pass.
In 2015, meanwhile, a member of a boyband passed out on an EasyJet flight from London to Glasgow after wearing all his clothes on board. In order to avoid the £45 excess baggage fee.
James McElvar, a singer with Scottish band Rewind, collapsed from heat exhaustion. After having put on six t-shirts, four jumpers, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging bottoms, a pair of jackets, and two hats.
Speaking at the time, the 19-year-old said: “It was impossible to walk, I could barely get on the plane. I wanted to take them all off as soon as I got to my seat. Unfortunately, I was told I had to wait until we were up in the air.”
He started to feel unwell and was violently sick before passing out. Luckily, a paramedic was on board, who helped him recover as soon as possible.
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