With the cramped conditions of air travel nowadays, it’s often suggested that airline passengers travel light and check as much as they can, to help ensure there’s enough room in the cabin for everyone’s essentials. Well, a guy in Australia took the advice literally and became everyone’s hero in the process, because the only thing he checked for his Qantas flight between Melbourne and Perth was a can of beer.
Yup, that’s all. Just a can of Emu Export lager.
As per news.au.com:
The single can was transported with the rest of the luggage bound for Perth.
The beer was tagged and sent off to be loaded onto the plane with the rest of the baggage, which the Melbourne ground staff happily did — but not until they had snapped a few pictures of the unusual check-in item.
Dean, the man behind this ingenious idea, was thrilled to see his lone tinny arrive on the conveyor belt at baggage claim and told the Daily Mail he was unsure if his luggage would make it.
“My mate works at the airport and we hatched the plan as a laugh — I half didn’t expect it to come out the other end,” he said.
“But when it did it was sent out well in front of all the other luggage, so the baggage handlers obviously appreciated it.”
He was prepared to file a lost luggage report if his precious cargo didn’t turn up, but there was no need as it arrived in pristine condition.
Now, I’ve been on enough planes to see a few things that I wouldn’t normally expect to see come down the conveyor belt. Large stuffed animals. A television. Folding chairs. A set of car tires. Even a case of wine. But I can’t say I’ve ever seen a single can of beer. I bet you haven’t either.
Check out news.au.com for the whole story, plus some more photos and videos of the lone can.
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