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Woman Fakes Pregnancy To Avoid Baggage Fees – Almost Gets Away With It

By Parker Diakite

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Travelers getting creative with packing is nothing new – from sitting on the suitcase to get it to close to wearing extra layers of clothes to save space.

But travel journalist Rebecca Andrews took travel packing hacks to a whole different level when she created a fake pregnancy bump with clothes and a laptop charger that she couldn’t fit in her bag. It was Andrews’ attempt to avoid paying excess baggage fees for overweight luggage.

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“I have a small frame and decided pretending to be preggo was the most believable route to a successful hack,” Andrews told CNN Travel. “But in all seriousness, I think it is the laziest idea I have ever had — a woman’s body can create human life, so exploiting this unique ability we have to save myself $60 was just obvious. It’s quite an uncreative hack, really.”

Andrews made it through security but it was her laptop that gave it away.

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She slid her laptop down the back of her stretchy jumpsuit but crewmembers with Australian’s low-cost budget carrier Jetstar noticed the device sticking out of her jacket.

In the end, she had to pay the extra $60 for an overweight carry-on.

“Was I embarrassed? Not at all,” says Andrews. “I felt like a badass. A hot pregnant badass.”

According to CNN Travel, this isn’t Andrews’ first time attempting this packing hack.

She told the outlet that she’s, “double- and triple-layered clothes many times and have definitely done a fake pregnancy here and there.”

This was her first time, however, incorporating the laptop.

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