Here's perhaps a story that'll help you keep the faith in baggage handlers.
An Australian man who wishes to be only known as Dean, caught a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth on Saturday and claimed he was able to successfully check-in a single can of Emu Export beer as part of his luggage, purely for the fun of it.
"It honestly just seemed like a good laugh, an idea a mate and I cooked — pretty much a meme in real life for all the export drinkers out there," Dean explained via Messenger.
For those not familiar, Emu Export is a beer originally from Perth. To explain why he was bringing the beer back there, Dean said "he arrived too late to check it in heading out of Perth."
So he thought he'd try his luck on the way back at Melbourne Airport, where he faced "some resistance" from the automated check-in counter.
"It wouldn't register the can as a bag so I had to use some creative tray stacking to fool it into thinking there was a bag on the conveyor. Was bloody stoked when it finally went green and zoomed off," he said.
Dean said he wasn't sure if it would make it, but "was prepared to submit a lost luggage report if it didn't."
Read more at Mashable.com
Man checks one can of beer in for Qantas Melbourne to Perth flight https://t.co/XmwItGBOwd— dean (@deandavidgray) July 11, 2017