Boy Band Member's Attempt to Avoid Baggage Fees by Wearing 12 Layers on Flight Is a Massive Brick

Baggage fees win again.

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James McElvar, a 19-year-old member of the Scottish boy band Rewind, passed out on a flight due to overheating after he tried to avoid a baggage fee by wearing all of his clothes, The Sun reports

While checking in for his EasyJet flight, McElvar was told he had too many bags and instead of paying the £45 fee, almost $70, he threw 12 layers of clothes on at the desk. He got on a total of six T-shirts, five sweaters, three pairs of jeans, two layers of joggers, two jackets, and two hats before things went terribly wrong for him in the air. McElvar first got very sick before fainting in the middle of the aisle, according to The Sun. "I thought I was a goner and that I was having a heart attack," he told the publication. 

Lucky for McElvar an off-duty paramedic dressed in a normal amount of clothing was also on the flight and treated the boy band singer.  

Rewind's last update says that McElvar is doing fine now. 

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