Wednesday 13 December 2017

Travelling light? Man who checked in can of beer for 1700 mile flight hailed a hero

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Flying is a right pain in the proverbial these days what with carry on restrictions etc but travelling light can save a wily passenger the headache.

An Aussie man took that advice literally when he opted to check in his favourite can of beer on a flight with Quantas from Melbourne to Perth.

Dean checked in one can of Emu Export beer and it happily made it through security with its flight label attached.

He told Unilad that he had considered checking in a can of deoderant but said beer was "more iconic".

"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 said.

When he landed his can of beer was the first item to emerge on the luggage carousel.

A spokesperson for Quantas confirmed to the New York Times that it did actually happen but added, "To be honest, we don't want to encourage people to do this."

You have been told.


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