Man wearing all of his clothes booted from flight

No one likes to pay baggage fees, but one man went beyond the call of duty!

Ryan Carney Williams was booted from a British Airways flight out of Iceland and arrested because he put on all of his clothes to avoid paying baggage fees.

Homie had on 10 shirts and 8 pairs of pants!

Via The Chicago Tribune:

On Twitter, Williams said he couldn’t afford the excess baggage fee, about $125, “as a result of being left homeless in Iceland for over a week.” He also claimed British Airways had told him he could board the flight if he wore all of his clothes at once but then rejected him anyway.

“They’re really having me dress like this to go on, and they won’t even let me go on,” he said in the Jan. 10 video, with a disapproving look at the camera. 

In the video, Williams called the airline “despicable” and openly wondered if he was the victim of racial profiling.

“Is it ’cause of what I look like?” he asked.

In a subsequent video, Williams is seen asking gate agents to explain to him why he couldn’t get on the flight. One agent holds up a finger and threatens to call the police, telling Williams he wasn’t allowed to film them.

Williams told the Iceland Monitor that British Airways agents denied him a boarding pass because he was rude, then called a security guard on him. Police allegedly used pepper spray on Williams and arrested him, the Monitor reported.

Williams did not immediately respond to requests from The Washington Post for comment sent Tuesday by email and through his social-media accounts.

A British Airways spokeswoman told The Washington Post that customers who book “hand baggage only fares” can choose to pay a fee at the airport if they end up needing an extra bag.

“We give our customers a wide range of fares to choose from to meet their needs,” the airline spokeswoman said. “We explained our policy to our customer, and offered him an alternative flight to London.”

Peep his tweets below.


I gotta give Ryan credit for trying to think outside of the box. Ha!