A RYANAIR flight attendant has revealed just how much they know about passengers’ sneaky Tiktok hand luggage hacks.
People often try to be clever or crafty when flying with Ryanair, to try and get around their strict hand luggage rules.
However, a member of their cabin crew has pointed out that they are well aware of what’s going on.
Instead of penalising those who try and get away with it, she said they simply laugh about it instead.
A video on Tiktok showed passenger Marta Vieira trying out one of her travel tips.
The traveller (@_martavieira_)showed her using an emptied out neck pillow, as many others have, to smuggle extra items onto the plane, without having to pay for extra baggage.
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In the footage, she celebrates getting away with her “hack”, revealing just how much she had hidden inside her cushion after her flight.
The video has been seen by more than five million people since it was shared earlier this month, with some viewers impressed by what they’d seen.
One wrote: “You are an absolute legend!”
Another added: “That’s the smartest things I’ve seen and it makes sense to have a head pillow too.”
However, not everyone was quite as excited.
A Ryanair flight attendant commented on the video, saying the cabin crew were well aware of what was going on.
She wrote: “As a flight attendant for Ryanair, I always try to hold a smile when I see people with pillows because I know what is inside.”
She wasn’t the only flight attendant to point it out to passengers either.
In a blog for Sun Online Travel, another said they were always well aware of what was going on when people tried smuggling extra luggage on board.
They said; “You’ve probably seen the videos on Tiktok, with people hiding bags up their jumpers to make themselves look pregnant, or stuffing clothes into pillow cases.
“All of them show people just trying to take more items on holiday without having to pay for excess baggage and believe me, we’ve seen them all.
“Chances are, we probably even saw those people doing it at the airport, but just didn’t care enough to do much about it.
“If every single passenger starts doing it, we’ll likely have problems, because even with smaller bags, the weight would add up.
“But we’re not at that stage yet and at the moment, it’s really not as much of a big deal.
“Personally, I’ve been inspired – I’m all about saving money wherever I can.”
Meanwhile, here is a bag that people praise for being perfect to take into the plane cabin.
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