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Tiger Airways Just Hilariously Exposed US Youtuber

Busted!

16/12/2016 4:26 PM AEDT | Updated 16/12/2016 4:28 PM AEDT
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Tiger Airlines have called a video by US Youtuber Adam Saleh fake.

Even though flights are crazy cheap right now around Australia, that doesn't seem to be enough for some looking to snag a quick bargain.

In a video posted on Tuesday, US Youtuber Adam Saleh looks to test a theory that you can fly between states in Australia by checking yourself in as baggage for free.

"I heard when you check in the luggage, no one is there so you can just chuck it in and go," Saleh said in the video.

Attempting to fly the one hour between Melbourne and Sydney, it all seems like another crazy idea fans of the internet would love. Except Tiger Airways doesn't believe it and is happy to expose the video as a fake.

The inconsistencies the airline refers to include the use of conveniently edited cuts between shots that don't explicitly show Salah entering the computerised check-in booth, as well as a shot of an empty third seat Saleh's friends claim was originally for him.

Doesn't make too much sense, right?

In an open letter addressed to Saleh, Tiger slam the video saying the stunt would never have been allowed to take place, according to Pedestrian.

"Firstly, you wouldn't have been accepted by our automated bag drop machines at 66kg as a friendly staff member would have stepped in to assist,"

"Secondly, some aircraft have heated baggage holds but the aircraft you were on does not and it gets pretty cold at 36,000 feet so by the time you arrived in Sydney you would have been a popsicle."

And the best part about Tiger's response?

"Thirdly, we have footage of you boarding the aircraft using your legs."

Unluckily for Saleh, fans and critics of the Youtuber justifiably loved the controversy online with tweets flying in to poke fun at the supposed faux pas.

Following the video, the airline have confirmed their zero policy for inappropriate behaviour and launched an investigation into the apparent events with a request for the false video to be removed as a consequence.

We'll let you make your own mind up about whether the video is real or a fake. Take a look at the footage below.

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