Hate traveling with someone who brings a shit ton of luggage with them? Then you may want to become best friends with this dude.
On July 8th, a guy known only by the name of Dean boarded a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth, Australia checking only a can of beer just to see if he could.
“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 (beer) can was way more iconic so I went with that,” he told Unilad.
So, did he get it through? You betcha, mate!
The can of beer was sent off to be loaded with the rest of the luggage flying on his flight. The whole ordeal didn’t go down without zero issues, though. He faced some issues getting the can to register as a bag at the automated check-in counter. But really, aren’t those machines always a pain in the ass?
He also said he wasn’t 100 percent sure it would make the four-hour flight unscathed. Not because he thought it would explode from plane pressure or anything, but that he half-thought someone would have chugged it. If that were the case, Dean said he would have filed a lost luggage report. (Legend!) And you thought your buddies were hilariously nutty…
Dean’s mission became an accomplishment when we saw his can of beer roll out as the first item on the baggage claim conveyor belt.
“Sure enough, there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around,” he said.
Dean considered cracking his brewski open right away in celebration, but then decided to wait until it was cold, an idea we’re thinking was probably for the best. Because let’s face it… who in the hell likes warm beer?
The real MVPs here? The airport staff who hilariously let this item go through in the first place. We’re sure they got quite a chuckle from the whole ordeal.