A passenger hit the headlines after registering a single can of beer as check-in baggage because the airline wouldn’t let him board the plane with it.
The Australian man, Dean, who was traveling to Perth with Qantas Airlines, was determined to bring his Emu Export lager with him despite the airline telling him it wasn’t possible.
And so, the traveler, who had no other check-in baggage with him, decided to crack the system by checking in the can of beer instead.
Following his ‘huge’ success which resulted in the can of beer ending up on the conveyor belt at the baggage claim section of the airport in Perth, Dean spoke about his unusual attempt with Daily Mail.
“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,” the Australian admitted.
“But when it did it was sent out well in front of all the other luggage, so the baggage handlers obviously appreciated it.
“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.”
According to Dean, people who had been waiting for their own baggage immediately took out their phones and started recording as the can appeared on the conveyor belt.
As the traveler admitted, he was also ready to file a lost luggage report in case his beer didn’t show up.
While Dean’s pictures took the internet by surprise, Peter Ellis of FlightMood explained that seeing alcohol being transported as check-in baggage isn’t as uncommon as it sounds.
“Export being checked in as baggage is not an uncommon site so I wasn’t even surprised,” Ellis told Daily Mail. “I’ve seen Export being flown as far as Greece — now that’s dedication!”
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