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Thrifty Tik Tok user clever hack reveals how to avoid baggage allowance

Thrifty TikTok travel influencer shares tips on how to pack more without paying for extra luggage — including rolling up a DIY jumper neck pillow and hiding souvenirs in a hat

  • TikTok user went viral with her solution to avoid expensive baggage fees
  • She told how she flies on low cost carrier Ryanair with only hand luggage
  • She folds her clothes into a neck pillow and even uses her hat as a storage


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A TikTok user has gone viral with her genius solution to avoid expensive baggage fees.

Kristen Black, a widely traveled artist who splits her time between Paris and Atlanta, took to the social media platform to reveal how she flies on low-cost airline Ryanair with hand luggage only.

The travel influencer, who has racked up more than 6 million views with her clever video, showed how she folds her clothes into a neck pillow and even uses her hat as a organizer.

Kristen Black, a well-traveled artist who splits her time between Paris and Atlanta, took to the social media platform to reveal how she flies on low-cost airline Ryanair with hand luggage only

Kristen Black, a well-traveled artist who splits her time between Paris and Atlanta, took to the social media platform to reveal how she flies on low-cost airline Ryanair with hand luggage only

The travel influencer, who has racked up more than 6 million views with her clever video, showed how she folds her clothes into a neck pillow

The travel influencer, who has racked up more than 6 million views with her clever video, showed how she folds her clothes into a neck pillow

The travel influencer, who has racked up more than 6 million views with her clever video, showed how she folds her clothes into a neck pillow

In the video Kristen can be seen kneeling on the airport floor as she searches her backpack.

Entitled ‘How to pack for your Ryanair flight’, you can see Kristen packing her smaller garments tightly into a large knit sweater.

She then rolls it up and folds it into a makeshift neck pillow, before putting it around her neck.

Triumphantly she writes the first move ‘DIY neck pillow’.

In the comment section, she later makes it clear that she did this after going through security

In the comment section, she later makes it clear that she did this after going through security

In the comment section, she later makes it clear that she did this after going through security

She then rolls up her clothes, folds them into a makeshift neck pillow and puts it around her neck.

She then rolls up her clothes, folds them into a makeshift neck pillow and puts it around her neck.

She then rolls up her clothes, folds them into a makeshift neck pillow and puts it around her neck.

Kristen then moves on to her next hat-trick, placing a soft toy souvenir bought in London on top of her head

Kristen then moves on to her next hat-trick, placing a soft toy souvenir bought in London on top of her head

Kristen then moves on to her next hat-trick, placing a soft toy souvenir bought in London on top of her head

Kristen then moves on to her next hat-trick, placing a soft toy souvenir bought in London on her head.

She covers it with a hat and writes: ‘Use your hat for the souvenirs you bought during your trip. (sic)’

Finally, Kristen is depicted filling her pockets with leftover items, writing, “Get those bags up.”

Kristen poses in several layers and concludes ‘Ready for Paris fashion week + save money so win win.’

Finally, Kristen is pictured filling her pockets with leftover items and writing: 'Stuff your pockets'

Finally, Kristen is pictured filling her pockets with leftover items and writing: 'Stuff your pockets'

Finally, Kristen is pictured filling her pockets with leftover items and writing: ‘Stuff your pockets’

Kristen poses in several layers and concludes 'Ready for Paris fashion week + save money so win win.'

Kristen poses in several layers and concludes 'Ready for Paris fashion week + save money so win win.'

Kristen poses in several layers and concludes ‘Ready for Paris fashion week + save money so win win.’

In the comment section, she later makes it clear that she did this after going through security.

And followers loved the tips, one of which wrote: ‘Stoppp, I have a Ryanair flight tomorrow and I only have hand luggage, I’ll probably be wearing three t-shirts. (sic)’

Another admitted: “I literally put a pillow in my hoodie and pretended to be pregnant so my sister could take her pillow home on the plane.”

And even Ryanair’s official TikTok account responded to the clip, writing, “Bestie, I’m scared.”

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