Passenger wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid luggage fee not allowed to board flight

Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear 10 layers of clothing.

Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was set to fly from Iceland to London on British Airways, but was turned away from his flight after he put on all the clothes that wouldn’t fit in his checked luggage.

Mr. Hawaii took to social media and accused the airline of racial profiling. A spokesperson for British Airways responded, “The decision to deny boarding was absolutely not based on race. We do not tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour from any customer, and will always take the appropriate action.”

Mr. Hawaii’s luck got even worse when, the next day, he arrived at Iceland’s Keflavik airport to find out that he would not be allowed onto his newly booked replacement flight through EasyJet. Apparently, the captain of the EasyJet flight found out about the British Airways incident, and decided allowing Mr. Hawaii on-board would create a risk to other passengers.

Norwegian Air saved the day, allowing Mr. Hawaii to fly home (although he was not refunded for his EasyJet ticket).

Icelandair bringing back non-stop flights from San Francisco to Iceland

Icelandair has announced the return of direct service between Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) and San Francisco, California (SFO). The flights will begin on June 1, 2018, with four non-stop flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays.

Currently, you can only fly non-stop to Iceland from San Francisco on budget airline WOW air. In addition to offering more on-board services than WOW air (such as a free checked bag), Icelandair is a partner of Alaska Airlines, meaning you can redeem your Alaska MileagePlan miles for a direct flight to Iceland and also earn miles on it.

Since WOW air often offers flights for as low as $99 one-way from SFO to Reykjavik, Icelandair will have to keep ticket prices low to be competitive.

H/T: Points with a Crew