A WOMAN has revealed the extreme lengths she took to avoid paying extra for her hand luggage.

Ryanair has one of the strictest carry-on allowances, with basic fare ticket holders only allowed a small backpack or handbag that must fit underneath the seat in front.

In a bid to skirt around the airline's additional fees, TikTok user Petra (@petrasodyssey) posted a video of herself sneaking extra luggage ono a recent flight.

She wrote: "The travel hack you need to know for Ryanair!"

In the footage, Petra can be seen in the security area with a compression packing cube.

She quickly tied the packing cube to her stomach before pulling her hoody over the "bump" in a bid to look pregnant.

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Before making her way through security, she wrapped the belt of her coat around the bulge to keep it in place.

Throughout the rest of the video, she can be seen walking through the airport rubbing her hand on her stomach.

And in one clip, as she makes her way through the boarding gate, she is greeted by an oblivious staff member who checks her passport.

Once on the tarmac, she pulled the compression packing cube out from underneath her jumper and tossed it into the air with a smile on her face.

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She then boarded her flight without a hitch.

One user couldn't believe she made it through the security gate with the packing cube strapped to her stomach.

She wrote: "It's crazy, but I actually did."

Hacks for avoiding the hefty cabin fees have become increasingly popular among Brit travellers.

These tricks include taking the filling out of a neck pillow and replacing it with clothes or filling a normal pillow with extra clothes, or wearing multiple layers of clothes on the flight.

While the popular hacks may seem like a good idea, earlier this year Ryanair hinted that it may start charging passengers who use sneaky travel baggage hacks to avoid the extra charges.

Posting about the growing popularity of these travel hacks on sites like TikTok, Ryanair joked that it would start charging customers who attempted to hide things up their sleeves.

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Taking to Twitter, the airline posted a picture of Finnish Eurovision runner-up Käärijä, wearing a green top with enormous puff sleeves as he performed at the final in Liverpool.

A caption above the photo read: "If you have 8 pairs of pants up those sleeves we'll cha, cha, cha, cha, charge you."

While the joke tweet was poking fun at the title of Käärijä's song (Cha Cha Cha), not everyone saw the funny side.

One person commented: "Not even remotely funny, your fees are why people hate your airline."

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But here are some of the best packing hacks currently on Tiktok.

This travel pro revealed how to fit a week's worth of clothing into hand luggage.

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