"Professional idiot" Adam Saleh lived up to his self-given title when an airline exposed him as a liar after making a video claiming he traveled from Melbourne to Sydney, Australia in a tiny suitcase. The prankster set out to fool airport security, but it was really his viewers who fell for the trick.
The video entitled "I Smuggled Myself On A Plane to Another City and IT WORKED!!! (IN A SUITCASE)" has racked up over 600,000 views and many comments lauding the vlogger for pulling off the stunt.
But not everyone is buying the story including Tigerair, the airline Saleh allegedly flew stowed away with all the other luggage. They publicly called BS on Saleh on Twitter.
Tigerair wrote searing comments on Saleh's social media accounts, which the 22-year-old blogger has since removed. However, Mashable was able to capture some of the damning words the Australian airline had for the YouTuber.
"There are a few inconsistencies in your production that don't line up with reality. Anything over 32kg gets rejected and our friendly staff would have stepped in to assist with options, as indeed they did. We have the footage," one seriously perturbed spokesperson wrote. They went on to add, "It gets pretty cold at 36,000 feet without any heating. Had you been in the baggage hold, by the time you arrived in Sydney you would have been a popsicle." Yeah, Saleh was sweating as if the luggage compartment of this plane was a sauna, or maybe he was so warm because he is a liar, liar pants-on-fire.
But Tigerair was not done. They brought on more evidence that the stunt was faked, and that the YouTuber couldn't have pulled it off. "Thirdly, we have footage of you boarding the aircraft (using your legs) … Given what you have portrayed could have resulted in serious injury or worse to you and the people around you, we'd suggest you [remove] the video promptly."
They do. You can see a picture of Saleh and his distinguishable bleached locks boarding the flight along side his two coconspirators here.
Pretty much anyone who has ever taken a flight before can tell that this video is total BS. Besides the overwhelming evidence provided by Tigerair, everyone knows that airport employees throw luggage around like crazy. If that kid were actually in a suitcase, he would have turned up concussed.