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TikToker banned from using airline as he shared ‘travel hack’


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

23rd Nov, 2020. 02:43 pm
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TikToker Spirit airline

A man has been banned from traveling through Spirit Airlines as he made a TikTok video in which he tried to reveal a ‘travel hack’.

Rob K, known as robkallday on TikTok, tried to reveal a ‘travel hack’ that allows passengers to carry a big cabin bag without paying for it. He tried to reveal it with specific editing software.

Under the section named ‘Carry-on Bag’ on the pass, the TikTok user changed it to 1 instead of 0.

Passengers are liable to pay extra charges if they carry large cabin bags that can be kept in overhead lockers in the plane. Rob recommended travelers to bypass the fee by making slight changes to their boarding pass.

But he said in his post that he did not use the hack himself. However, Spirit Airlines took action against Rob’s video and banned him for the next two years.

“Spirit carry on hack” is the title of the video and Rob captioned it, “Didn’t actually do this, my bag fits.”

On TikTok, Rob posted the letter with the caption, “Made it to the no-fly list.” The letter, issued by Spirit Airlines to Rob, said, “As you know you created a video on the social media platform TikTok showing users how to manipulate a Spirit Airlines boarding pass and fraudulently indicate they paid for a carry-on bag to the financial detriment of Spirit Airlines.”

“Additionally, as evidenced in the video’s comments, you have also been advising users specifically on what cell phone application they should download to carry out the scam. In light of this egregious misconduct, Spirit Airlines has determined that you are no longer permitted to fly with us and we have placed you on a list for this purpose. You are also barred from entering Spirit’s facilities. If you seek to circumvent this, any ticket that you purchase will be forfeited without a refund. If you come into our facilities we will report that trespass to the appropriate law enforcement authorities,” it added.

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