If you’ve ever flown with a plane, then I don’t think I’ll need to explain to you that it’s one of the most boring, tedious and nerve-wracking things you’ll ever do in your life. And the epitome, the superlative, the “final boss” if you will of that tediousness and nerve-wrackingness is checking in. Measuring the weight and size of your bag, then queuing up for the airport staff to play whack-a-mole with your body parts just to make sure you’re not carrying A-class drugs, then the massive queue for passport control, which contrasts to the 15 seconds it takes for the cop to check off your passport.
An airline passenger decided to basically show the whole checking in fiasco the bird, and he did it in the best way possible.
What our friend Dean did was he checked in a solitary can of beer. And that’s it. Nothing else. No small bag, no large bag, nothing. Just a can of beer.
While boarding his Qantas flight from the southeastern coastal Australian capital Melbourne all the way to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, the only piece of luggage Dean checked in was merely a can of Emu Export Lager.
He cares about his brew so much, it needs its own space to fly on the plane. Personally, if I were Dean, I would book the can a seat next to me, but each to their own I guess.
And the best part? The airport security actually agreed and loaded up Dean’s can alongside all the rest of the passengers’ luggage.
This is what Dean had to say regarding where he got the idea for this amazing stunt:
“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.”
So when he had the opportunity, he decided to give it a try, “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.”
He also said that he partly expected to find it empty, which he wouldn’t have been upset by. But he would have actually filed a lost luggage report should the can not have been found, and he imagines what he would have said if he had to explain to airport security what he had lost, a “boutique fermented wheat and yeast, housed in cylinder of aluminum.” in his own words.
But, he did indeed get the can back, and it was full.
I hope you enjoyed that beer, Dean. You deserve it, cause you’re a badass!
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