Never too much

James McElvar faints when trying to beat easyJet excess baggage charge

Rewind singer passes out on plane after wearing too many clothes

We’ve all done it. My missus is exceptionally good at it. And her loony pal Sam is an expert!

“Never too much” .. apparently. Guessed what I’m talking about yet? …


Yes, the shameful moment you discover your case is too heavy and you’re rejected by the girl at the check-in desk.

What do you do? Pay the excess £50 or ditch your least valued items?

It’s the dilemma Rewind singer James McElvar found himself in when travelling with easyJet from Stansted to Glasgow.

James McElvar at airport
James McElvar at airport

Now unlike my partner Vicky, who by this stage would have transferred her heaviest goods into my case – James decided to put on as many clothes as he possibly could, until his luggage was light enough.

This meant the 19-year-old boy band member was now wearing:
Six t-shirts, four jumpers, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging bottoms, two jackets and two hats.

With a struggle, he made boarding – “It was impossible to walk, I could barely get on the plane.” But it wasn’t long after take-off before things started going horribly wrong.

Without going into too much detail, he overheated (obviously), puked everywhere and eventually passed out.

Fortunately there was an on-board paramedic who cared for him until an ambulance awaited him at Glasgow.

Probably not the sickest idea after all.