An airline has poured scorn upon a YouTuber who falsely claimed to have travelled to Sydney in a suitcase in the baggage hold of one of its planes.
A video documenting the fabricated journey has clocked up more than 2 million views, but Tigerair has said it “doesn’t line up with reality”.
The spokesperson called on 22-year-old Adam Saleh to remove the clip from social media, saying it promoted a potentially fatal stunt.
“It gets pretty cold at 36,000 feet without any heating. Had you been in the baggage hold, by the time you arrived in Sydney you would have been a popsicle,” the spokesperson said.
Baggage holds are neither heated nor supplied with oxygen, meaning those who don’t die from freezing are likely to die from low blood oxygen levels.
But the most damning evidence against Saleh’s 11 minute clip is this: “We have footage of you boarding the aircraft (using your legs).”
The airline adds: “Given what you have portrayed could have resulted in serious injury or worse to you and the people around you, we’d suggest you [remove] the video promptly.”
The video shows Saleh stowing himself away in a suitcase and being checked into Melbourne’s computerised terminal.
He then spends a lot of time getting sweaty inside the suitcase, before he’s unbundled at the other end.
For anyone who still think it’s a great idea, the airline added: “Anything over 32kg gets rejected and our friendly staff would have stepped in to assist with options, as indeed they did. We have the footage.”
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