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Woman Shares Hack for Avoiding Paying for a Checked Bag and People Have Opinions

Many people will do anything to avoid checking a bag at the airport. It can save so much money and time to not have to check your luggage and wait for it at baggage claim. Still, we all love to take long vacations, so a checked bag seems like the only way to go to be able to bring all your essentials. Luckily, there may be a solution. 

In a video that was shared on TikTok by @addieannxo, one woman shows her life hack for securing more baggage space without the extra charge or waiting times. It seems pretty genius! Still, some people are not sold on how applicable this hack really is. You'll want to take a look for yourself to see if you'd try to pull this off.

Okay, so this woman stuffs her clothes into a pillow and then brings it on the plane, because apparently, they can't charge you for a pillow. Hmmm. We don't know if this can necessarily replace a checked bag, but it might be a great way to get some extra stuff on the plane. Some of the commenters are not so convinced, however, like user @yardbar_mn, who said, "I’ve for sure seen people be charged extra for trying to sneak a “ pillow” on in addition to their personal item and carry on 😂." Well, that defeats the whole purpose doesn't it? Although, perhaps the policy varies with different airlines. 

For the most part, viewers are actually loving this hack. TikTok user @deepbluesol chimed in with, "Y'all better be quiet about this one so they don’t start checking." LOL, this video has gone too viral to gate-keep this hack, but we don't think the airlines have caught on yet. So if you need more space for your carry-on items, it certainly can't hurt to give it a shot.

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