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Sneaky airport trick caught on camera

Any regular traveller has felt the pain of baggage weight restrictions at the airport. As you line up to check in, your pulse goes up and you start to sweat, because you know that – yet again – you were overly optimistic with your packing, and you’re nudging that weight limit. You’re already wearing 19…

Any regular traveller has felt the pain of baggage weight restrictions at the airport. As you line up to check in, your pulse goes up and you start to sweat, because you know that – yet again – you were overly optimistic with your packing, and you’re nudging that weight limit. You’re already wearing 19 layers of clothes in a bid to outsmart the system. You’re super friendly to the airline rep when you get the front of the queue, hoping that your dazzling charm will distract them from your straining suitcase. You put your bag on the scales, attempting to make it look light as a feather, even though you just almost gave yourself a hernia trying to lift it. While most of us would simply offer up a prayer to the travel gods at this stage, the guy in this photo has a better solution. And it’s why this photo has been picked up on hack websites around the world. The key to his clever trick is actually below the counter …

… check that out. While maintaining eye contact and conversation with the rep, that sneaky gent has subtly lifted the suitcase with his foot, lightening the load on the scales. He is the David Copperfield of airline travel. The picture is one of many entertaining travel memes doing the rounds at the moment. They are making us yearn for the days when we can bounce around the globe yet again. Until then, cheer yourself up with these memes that will strike a chord with the avid travellers among us …

This article originally appeared on Escape and has been republished with permission

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