An Australian passenger decided to travel light on a flight from Melbourne to Perth. Unconventionally he did this by checking in a can of beer.
The man did this by checking in just a single can of Emu Export lager. This was spotted by other passengers while it was making its way around an airport baggage carousel.
The passenger, which has only been identified as Dean, said he was shocked that his beer had got through the journey on Saturday.
In a statement he said, “One of my mates works at the airport and he and I were wondering what I could check as luggage and get away with – a single deodorant can was another idea – but the export can was way more iconic so I went with that,”
“Honestly, the thought of a single can of export making its way down the baggage carousel was too good to pass up so I thought I’d give it a whirl.”
He then said that he tried to do the stunt again whilst flying from Perth, although it was too late to check in any baggage for the flight. The can travelled all across Australia with him to be checked in on the way home.
He added: “The planning stages may have definitely had a few cold ones cracked but the execution was done sober.”
“I was right up the back end of the plane, so I rocked up to the baggage carousel late,” he said. “There was no luggage out yet but everyone was milling around and had their phones out so I was pretty sure I knew what was going on.
“Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around. And there I was in my flanno and RMs to greet her. It was perfection.
“I half expected to find it empty, but if it didn’t turn up I’d have filed a lost luggage report.”
Although Dean didn’t drink the beer straight away. He instead waited until the time was right: “I'm saving it to crack when it's cold and I'm with the boys.”
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