When on holiday, most people pack the essentials, clothes, underwear, maybe deodorant, toothbrush, the usual stuff. Well meet Dean, an Aussie bloke with different priorities. Dean recently took an internal Australian flight from Melbourne to Perth and his only piece of luggage?
One can of Emu Export lager – that’s right a beer.
The solitary beer was tagged and sent off to be stowed along with the other baggage on the flight.
Of course since September 11, the rules of what you can take on a flight changed dramatically. While in the past you were no doubt allowed to take liquid on as hand luggage, now because of the limit on fluids in the cabin, even a solitary beer has to be checked in. While other passengers may have placed any drinks they might like to take on a trip in an actual bag, Dean did not bother with that. He spoke with the Daily Mail and 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.
Dean also said that when he saw a load of other passengers filming the conveyor belt as he came through to collect his luggage, he knew this was a good sign. Dean told Unilad:
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.
A ‘Flanno’ is Australian slang for a flannelette shirt and RMs refer to RM WIlliams boots, another iconic Australian brand. Apparently this is not the first time someone has checked in this type of luggage and as it was so successful, it seems Dean and many other people who have seen this story will try it again in the future. That shows real love of a certain beer, being willing to wait at baggage pick up for just one can is a story of true dedication.