Are we supposed to feel sorry for a dude who was too cheap to pay for a carry-on bag on Ryanair and was therefore forced to empty the contents of that bag and carry the clothes onboard in his arm? What did he expect when flying Ryanair?
Pathetic: Ryanair Cheapskate Carries Clothes In His Arms To Avoid Carry-On Bag Fee
Ryanair is a so-called “ultra-low-cost carrier” (ULCC). It makes no effort to hide that your base ticket comes with a seat onboard (not a particular seat, just a seat) along with personal items that fits under the seat in front of you. That’s it. Everything else you have to pay for.
A guy named Graeme Macaskill was traveling from Malaga (AGP) to Glasgow (GLA) and his small carry-on bag (with wheels) did not fit in the sizer. He was told he could pay to check it or carry it onboard, or leave it behind. He opted to take his clothes out of the bag and carry them on the plane.
“So we’re here on a Ryanair flight. They say I can’t carry this bag on. I have to empty the case and carry my clothes on by hand onto this plane. What an outrageous suggestion.”
Well, no. The only outrageous thing is Macaskill’s entitlement. Live by the sword, die by the sword: you buy a ticket on Ryanair and you better know what you are getting yourself into.
Macaskill has removed the video from TikTok, but you can watch the video here.
TikTok videos always make me wonder what is real and what is fake. In this case, because of the interaction with the gate agent and flight attendants onboard, it seems somewhat plausible, but what a joke. Pay up or dump your stuff, buddy.
I like the Ryanair business model (like the Spirit business model in the USA). It’s good for consumers and good for the system. As long as there is clear disclosure during booking of the relevant carry-on policies, there is no room for complaint.
A rube was upset that he had to pay for his carry-on bag. Sir, that’s why your ticket is less than your cab ride to the airport. Ryanair is not for everyone, but if you know what you are getting yourself into, it’s really not a bad thing.
I hope he didn’t bring his dirty underwear with him on plane.
Who packs dirty underwear for a trip? 🙂
That being said, I agree with Matt and the least he should have done is packed the clothes in a big plastic bag in his carry-on so if something happened (to protect my stuff if nothing else) but also a great backup in case something like this happens.
I’m facing a similar conundrum to visit my mother. The three of us traveling and Frontier has a great fare and route, everything else costs twice as much, but $110 for a bag roundtrip. Not sure our stuff is worth that much. Will pack in small backpacks and have lots of bags and get through it.
The moron was probably flying back home. You see the flight is going back to Glasgow and this kind of behavior is what you expect from anyone from Great Britain. Thus, I can guarantee you he was bringing dirty underwear back home or did you expect him to do laundry before flying home?
As fro your conundrum, I booked my family summer vacation to Europe and I had the option to land in Europe and take a non-stop flight to my final destination on Ryanair or have a connection on a flight in a regular carrier which added more hours and was 10 times more expensive. I didn’t think twice in taking a regular carrier. I worked with cattle for many years and cattle is treated way better that people are treated at budget carriers.
I find that interesting in that if he’s flying back home, how did he fly to his destination with that bag? Maybe switched carriers? A cost factor of 10X tempts me, I appreciate your concerns. We will probably deal with it. Still fare searching.
Regaring dirty laundry (great song by Don Henley, by the way..) An ex-girlfriend of mine was married to an Air Force officer who was stationed in Germany and as a bachelor, he found it cheaper to buy his underwear at the base PX, sell it soiled to a German 2nd hand goods shop, then buy a brand new pairs rather than launder them.
In the very least, the, ahem, gentleman could have offered to hand over his carry on bag in exchange for a big plastic shopping bag from another passenger.
Firstly you are a racist, second Scotland is Scotland and England is England just like USA and CANADA two different countries and cultures and two different people.
So please keep your racist comments to yourself.
The post mentioned Glasgow and Great Britain. Great Britain is the main island of the UK. Scotland is part of the UK and is in the main island called Great Britain.
However it is being a bit judgemental about Glasgow.
Just when you think that you’ve seen everything possible on board an aircraft here struts a guy sans suitcase aboard. I would have been too embarrassed to do such a thing personally. I can’t believe that the FA’s let him board with his clothing in his arms. It really is silly if not sad to see this.
As a fellow frugalist/cheap skate (call it what you want to call it), I find this to be an uplifting and inspirational story of a man who endured a public challenge to his deepest convictions, and still managed to stand firm in them to secure an improbable victory. Well done, I say!
Yeah right. I’m sure he’s the kind of person with convictions and morals.
Spending his welfare money to go to malaga with people like you who think it’s heroic
So he threw away a bag that probably cost more than the fees, and now has to buy another bag for a future flight? Yeah, brilliant.
You can tell from his demeanor and clothes hes on benefits, so he doesn’t give a damn about money he doesnt work for
100% not on benefits. An extremely hard working guy who works 12 hour days. Your massively judgemental comment about his clothes and demeanour meaning he must be on benefits is very wrong
I gotta be honest, I would’ve been willing to do some form of this when I was in college (but piling on shirts & jackets rather than carrying it all in a lump). Now that I have a stable job, I’d just roll my eyes and pay the bag fee…
Is the ‘live by the sword, die by the sword’ reference related to previous events on Ryanair? Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves? Don’t follow Ryanair closely but not sure how it’s related to this guy and his clothes.
What did Jesus mean by live by the sword?
The saying is sometimes interpreted to mean “those who live by violence will die by violence”, which some have interpreted as a call for Christian pacifism or even complete nonviolence, including in self-defense.
For all of the complaints about the negative effects of social media, I’m grateful for the way it seems to compel buffoons like this guy to put a big warning sign on their foreheads saying ‘I’m not someone you want to know’.
Is this man Santastico??
What is your issue with Santastico?? He never did anything
Uber is pretty cheap in Malaga. I bet his flight cost just a tad more than his fare to the airport.
This guy is from the same city that gave us the Glasgow Kiss (what we Americans would call a headbutt). We’re lucky that he didn’t do the American thing and try to beat up the gate agent.
Positive multiple tattoo sign and positive multiple (non-earlobe) facial piercings, clearly a freak!
“Psychiatric disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder, drug or alcohol abuse and borderline personality disorder, are frequently associated with tattoos. Finding a tattoo on physical examination should alert the physician to the possibility of an underlying psychiatric condition.”
“One of the most common psychological explanations for tattoos is that they are a form of risk-taking behavior. This theory suggests that people who get tattoos are more likely to be impulsive and thrill-seeking. They may also be more likely to take other risks, such as engaging in risky sexual behaviors or using drugs.”
“The researchers in this study concluded that not only do those with tattoos have higher levels of need for uniqueness, sensation seeking, and thrill and adventure seeking, but they have lower levels of self-esteem, attend religious services less, and are generally much less educated than individuals who did not have …”
“Many psychiatric residents will encounter patients who modify their bodies. Body modification (e.g., tattooing, non-earlobe piercing) can incite many reactions in the observer and can often be a source of stereotyping. An oft-repeated mantra is that possession of significant body modifications (≥1 tattoo or multiple non-earlobe piercings) is suggestive of the presence of a personality disorder in the bearer (1–3). The veracity of this claim is difficult to substantiate anecdotally. Additionally, public perception of body modification continues to change (4).”
“In conclusion, the present study suggests that facial piercings may have a negative effect on interpersonal judgements. While individuals may get piercings in order to enhance their uniqueness (Stirn, 2003; Sweetman, 1999) and although piercings appear to be widely acceptable in contemporary society, it remains the case that pierced individuals are judged more negatively than non-pierced individuals.”
“Women who were pierced, compared with those without piercings, were more likely to have personality traits of low constraint or high negative emotionality. Women with piercings were also more likely to report having had, during the previous year, five or more heterosexual partners (odds ratio, 5.8, 95% CI: 2.3-14.6) or any same-sex partner involving genital contact (odds ratio, 10.3, CI: 2.9-37.2). The associations with sexual behavior in men were weaker and not statistically significant. In this population, body piercing in women was associated with sexual behavior. Having multiple heterosexual partners or any same-sex partner was very rare among women without piercings.”
Just look at these comments. The author combined with these hideous commentors, reeks of extremely low IQ. Judging this man for what? You do not know this man’s personal life or situation to judge him this way. Then the complete idiot who suggests mental issues in people with tattoos, without knowing anything about said people. White privilege is a cancer that needs to be eradicated ASAP! You are the only people in the whole world that thinks the world revolves around you and your horsesh*t perspectives. Im sooooo glad the world doesn’t run on opinions from idiotic entitled twats that feel good spouting insults from a safe place. Such is social media, the save haven for cowards with an opinion.
You have lavished all sorts of disorders on a person you don’t even know. Who is being ridiculous you & your know all super powers or him, doing something silly?
There is an idiot in every corner of the world, truly. And many fly Ryanair.
Nothing to judge here, look at his smile. Can’t we be happy he solved the problem his way, instead we want to be wise men.
I love his story.
I never pay Ryanair baggage charges. I admit what he did was a bit extreme, and that he should have researched the bag sizes, but at the end of the day, now he’s an international megastar. I’ve seen this story all over the place. Good on ya fella.
So this is what society has come to, paid journalists who are clearly influenced by 3rd party vendors and “The Crooked market”. Here is a journalist trying to shame an individual for not wanting to spend money and perhaps saving money for a better cause. Maybe he donates that extra money or uses it to help his sick poor grandmother. This poor journalist lacks the reasoning behind his frugal behavior and instead of looking for the true reason, he offers up his self diluted and off putting opinion. Here is a selfish, influenced journalist financially shaming someone for wanting to save money and not bowing to the rules of an airlines greed. The White House has announced their battle with corporate airlines for these ridiculous, additional fees. Yet apparently this journalist thinks that we should all be paying more money.
Bowing to greed? Airfare has never been cheaper thanks to Ryanair. But carry-ons are not part of base fare. This shouldn’t be a surprise.
After seeing your “article” I’m convinced, anybody can be a journalist.
Thank goodness I was waiting to see if anyone fights for the man it was rather easy and quick to shame the fella for taking a stand rather than pointing out on going issues with airlines over charging passengers on just about everything their greed knows no bounds but when travelers in an economy with rampant inflation tries not get fleeced by a participant who hiking up their prices it’s not highlighted but those responsible have the nerve to try to shame this fella karma has memory like an elephant in the end you might loose way more than what you tried to take from your passengers
People are just dumb and think rules don’t apply to them. I guess the charge was more than his suitcase was worth?
You got the ones that parking illegally because “I’m just running into the store and will be right back”
What do you mean I can’t get a refund from a non-refundable airline ticket (although the airlines deserve some blame here for not really sticking to the rules such as Southwest).
I’m not going to pay for this food because it isn’t good despite eating 99% of it.
So whats the problem? He still has all his stuff, and got to his destination. Society has gotten so soft, yall complain about things that don’t have anything to do with you lol. Sheeple
I travel carry on only not to save money, but because I trust the inmates at the local prison more than bag handlers. I would happily pay more to ensure i could carry my pack on, if for some reason it were deemed to big (it never has been). In fact, I’d happily buy a seat just for my bag, if that’s what it takes to keep it out of the hands of the magical disappearing bag check team.
For Christ’s sake! Enough is enough. Airlines need to enforce carry on restriction regulations. I’ve seen people bring just short of a streamliner trunk on board with no interference by the gate agent or cabin crew. Allot of that crap become obstacles on the floor following an emergency landing.
Being cheap was the least of this passenger’s offenses. More so than over sized and too many carry-ons, the last thing I was to deal with on an airplane is somebody else’s laundry, clean, dirty or otherwise.
We all know Ryanair is a flying circus but this passenger should been denied boarding.
Typical internet trolling by both the author and most of tbe commenters. Give someone a keyboard and they can’t resist insulting anyone mentioned. Pathetic hostilities that they wouldn’t dare face to face. The Internet is full of this needless hate which doesn’t say much for the society that produces it. I sense this is an American site with the usual lack of knowledge about the world but more misplaced anger than is healthy.
Don’t think too deeply about this story..