Man checks in single can of beer on Perth-bound flight

An Australian man was well within his 23kg baggage allowance when he checked in a single 375ml can of Emu Export beer as his only item of luggage on a flight travelling from Melbourne to Perth.

(Photo credit: Facebook Dean Stinson)

As reported by The Daily Mail Australia, Dean Stinson travelled from Melbourne Airport to Perth on Qantas flight QF777 on Saturday (08/07/17). In a stunt concocted by himself and a friend, he handed over a can of beer as his sole item of checked-in luggage. The can of Emu Export – an Australian beer owned by Lion with an ABV of 4.2% – was tagged and loaded onto the flight.

Speaking to The Daily Mail Australia, Stinson said: “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.”

“But when it did it was sent out well in front of all the other luggage, so the baggage handlers obviously appreciated it”.

Having also considered sending a can of deodorant on the solitary journey, Stinson told UniLad: “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,” he continued.

Convinced that the can wouldn’t make it, Stinson caught sight of a crowd surrounding the baggage carrousel, appearing to film and take pictures of something on their phones.

“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.”

“I half expected to find it empty, but if it didn’t turn up I’d have filed a lost luggage report”.

Commenting on his Facebook post about the stunt, one user remarked: “Just when I was starting to think this was a world I didn’t want my child growing up in … faith restored 🙏👌🏻”.

In another comment on the post, Stinson said: “The sad part is that I legitimately think I’ve peaked – it’s all downhill from here,” adding that he had chosen a can rather than a bottle because he “didn’t trust the baggage handlers with glass”.

Thankfully for Stinson, his can of Emu Export arrived intact and no lost/damaged luggage report was required.

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