Well this is just ridiculous. A popular YouTuber who is known for his pranks and refers to himself as a “professional idiot” recently filmed himself supposedly flying in the cargo hold of a plane. Specifically, he claimed that he flew in the cargo hold of an hour-long Tigerair Australia flight from Melbourne to Sydney. Here’s the video:
While I give them credit for making the prank 90% believable in terms of the production quality, there are some things that don’t quite add up.
Well, Tigerair Australia didn’t take too kindly to this prank, and has responded with the following statement, per Mashable:
There are a few inconsistencies in your production that don’t line up with reality.
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.
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.
Thirdly, we have footage of you boarding the aircraft (using your legs) … 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.
For anyone curious, here’s the footage of him supposedly boarding the plane:
— Triana Butler (@trianabutler) December 16, 2016
Well played, Tigerair Australia!