We’ve all been there – booked a cheap flight abroad, and then turned up at the airport with too large a suitcase and you’ve had to pay extra to avoid having no clothes for the week.
But these travellers at a Chinese airport were determined not to be caught out by excess baggage fees – which led to them undertaking an unusual eating challenge.
A man, known by his surname Wang, and his three colleagues arrived with a huge box of oranges at an airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in south-west China. They had apparently bought them for 50 yuan (just over £5) while on a business trip. Some reports suggested they weighed as much as 30kg. But as they checked in for their flight home, the airport said it would charge them 10 yuan for each kilogram of excess shipping fees for the oranges – for a total of 300 yuan (nearly £34).
Saying the fee was ‘more than they could afford’, Wang and his colleagues decided to eat the oranges so they didn’t have to throw them away. A man, known by his surname Wang, and his three colleagues arrived with a box of oranges at an airport in Kunming, Yunnan province .
They didn’t want to get caught out by excess baggage fees – so ate the huge box of oranges in half an hour The group got ulcers in their mouths afterwards after eating so much fruit ‘We just stood there and ate the whole thing up. It took about 20 to 30 minutes,’ he said. Fellow passengers marvelled at their feat and even caught it on camera, which was shared on China’s social media platforms. But the group started to suffer from ulcers in their mouths afterwards as a result of eating so much fruit. ‘We never want to have any oranges again,’ Wang said.