Due to “an exceptionally high proportion of male passengers,” an EasyJet flight from Liverpool to Geneva was 300kg overweight and wasn’t able to take off. So, the EasyJet staff did what any good airline staff would do and offered passengers £100 to get off the plane.
But when no one acquiesced, a group of fliers, itching to be on their merry way, decided to take matters into their own hands. They pooled together enough funds to double the compensation. In the end, four people agreed to leave the flight for £200 a piece.
While the four ending up catching a different flight later in the day, the rest of the plane passed around a collection box to reimburse those who helped speed the process along.
Though EasyJet says it isn’t company policy to allow passengers to pay one another to leave flights, the company let the affair play out for the greater good of everyone involved.
All in all, a combination of enterprise and teamwork got the plane moving without much delay.