Would you wear it on a flight? Inventor unveils outsize jacket to beat budget airline luggage charge

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...irline-luggage-charges.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    It's hardly the most stylish of in-flight outfits. But this strange-looking jacket could save its wearer thousands of pounds, money that would otherwise have gone to budget airlines such as Ryanair or EasyJet.

    Businessman Andrew Gaule invented this coat with huge pockets in frustration at seeing fellow budget passengers charged over the odds for their luggage.

    He said: 'I have lost count of the number of times I saw passengers having to either repack their hand luggage at check in or pay sky-high fees to put it all in the hold.

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  2. Jaimito Cartero
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    How is this much different than the Scottevest?
     
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    That's a good question. Did he invent something or steal an idea.:D
    Maybe someone who owns one can enlighten us.
     
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    I didn't read anything about handles. I would think that would be obvious. If you're going to wear a suitcase, it should be for just long enough to get on the plane past anyone who's charging money, and then you can slip it off and carry it like any other duffel.
     
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    I probably wouldn't bother, but I do like the idea.
     
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    It's much uglier than a Scottevest. Did you see how far out those pockets go when full?
     
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    I'd rather just avoid flying Ryanair and EasyJet...so no
     
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    I'd rather pay to check my bag then wear that thing!
     

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