Between the extra fees and long waits when flying, most travelers do everything they can to never have to check a bag on a flight. That is, of course, unless they need to transport some really important liquids, like a rare bottle of Japanese whisky or some indigenous spirit only available in one small region in Mexico—or just a can of beer.
One gentleman flying to Perth, Australia recently checked a single can of beer—no bag, no box, just the beer—at the Melbourne airport. Not only did the Qantas employees accept the can, banding it with a luggage tag longer than the can itself, but the Emu Export lager made it through to Perth unharmed and, most surprisingly, still full.
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According to the Daily Mail, the unnamed man hatched the idea with his friend who works at the airport. “I half didn’t expect it to come out the other end,” he said. “But when it did, it was sent out well in front of all the other luggage, so the baggage handlers obviously appreciated it.” Apparently, though, this isn’t the first time a can of Emu Export has been checked through the airport. Peter Ellis, of FlightMood, told the Daily Mail that he’s seen Export checked through to places as far as Greece. That’s a love for a beer we can respect—no matter how mediocre to bad the reviews are on beer sites.