A viral TikTok video shows how a woman pretended to be pregnant so she could sneak an extra bag on a flight and avoid the luggage fee

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A TikTok user @miniadvantures posted a video of herself sneaking an extra bag onto a flight. @miniadvantures
  • A "pregnant" TikTok creator posted a video of herself sneaking an extra bag onto a flight.

  • The trick worked, and now the video is going viral with more than 13 million views.

  • TikTokers took to the comments to hail the event as a "genius" travel hack.

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A TikTok video showing an apparently pregnant woman successfully sneaking an extra bag on a flight has garnered more than 13 million views and been hailed as a "genius" travel hack.

On June 29, TikTok user @miniadvantures posted a video of herself hiding a drawstring bag under her jumper to fake a pregnant belly in order to dodge a carry-on luggage fee.

Text on the video says: "When you get a $44 flight but can only bring a backpack." There's also a song playing in the background entitled: "How Would They Know?"

The user then shows herself boarding the flight, writing: "It worked."

TikTokers hailed the video as a "genius" hack, as reported by The New York Post.

One viewer wrote: "Saving this for the next time I fly!"

The hack comes amid a surge in travel as pandemic restrictions ease. Over the weekend of March 12, US airports saw the highest number of travelers since before the pandemic began, the The Financial Times reported. In May, Americans saw the cost of international flights shoot up by 17% compared with April 1, and domestic flight prices rise by 9%.

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