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Posted: July 13, 2017

Australian flyer checks in single can of beer as luggage


By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

MELBOURNE, Australia —

A beer-loving Australia man decided to pack light on a recent flight across the country, checking in only a single can of beer as his luggage and rejoicing when it arrived, wrapped in a baggage tag, at his destination four hours later.

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The man, identified in multiple reports as Dean Stinson, checked in a can of Emu Export Lager while catching a Qantas Airways flight out of Melbourne after scheming with a friend who works at an airport, according to AFP.

He found the can unopened, circling around the baggage carousel, four hours later when he landed at Perth Airport.

Stinson told Unilad that he knew the can must have made it when he got off his flight and saw multiple people with their phones out around the baggage carousel.

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Posted by Dean Stinson on Saturday, July 8, 2017

“Sure enough, there she was, alone on the carousel, proudly making her way around,” he told the viral news site. “It was perfection. I half expected to find it empty.”

Stinson shared a photo of the beer on Facebook, writing that "not all emus are flightless."

Not all emus are flightless

Posted by Dean Stinson on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Although Stinson’s prank was successful, airline officials told BBC News that they hope other passengers don’t follow his lead.

"This guy's done it and he's won the internet for the day, so we're happy to move on," a Qantas spokesman told BBC.

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