Another day, another travel hack delivered to us on a silver platter (AKA TikTok’s “for you page”). This time, a bloke was filmed mischievously sneaking an extra bag onto his flight and we all get to benefit from this hack because of it.
In a video captioned “when you don’t want to pay for that extra bag”, the man in the blue jacket was past security and getting his ticket scanned by the flight attendant at the gate prior to boarding.
Little did the flight attendant know that my man, whose name I can only assume is Mr Travel Hack III, had another backpack naughtily stowed under the aforementioned blue statement piece.
Not only was this flight attendant dealing with a fashion king but also a bargain king.
It’s travel hack thinking like this that should’ve nabbed this bloke a Nobel Prize nomination for contributions to penny-pinching.
Can we get some proper recognition for street smarts up in here?
Since being uploaded, the travel hack video has shot past the 10 million view mark and received over 600,000 “likes”.
Unsurprisingly, the comments section was awash with viewers airing their positive responses.
Even Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank USA dropped by to let everyone know the idea was worth a penny or two.
Hopefully Barbara is capable of investing a higher number of dollars than the number of “likes” she got on her comment. 43 from a verified account is a work-in-progress effort from her. Do better, queen.
It’s been a big few months reporting on travel hacks at PEDESTRIAN.TV.
Earlier in November a travel hack expert showed us how you and your mate can nab an entire row to yourselves on a flight. Suss the full explainer here.
Next, we put our collective four brain cells together and figured out the best way to maximise your annual leave to cop the most travel days possible during these summer holidays.
And lastly, a tech genius figured out a way to suss if your upcoming flight is likely to be delayed using a super simple method that even we could do.
Wanderlust away, my children.