An airline passenger checked in a single can of beer for his flight – and was delighted when it arrived at his destination in perfect condition.
He had no other language, and watched as check-in staff tagged the can with the sticky tape normally used to identify suitcases.
The can then disappeared onto the conveyor belt, and its owner – identified locally as Dean Stinson – then went through security and boarded his flight, a four-hour domestic trip from Melbourne in Australia to Perth.
To his delight, and the amusement of other passengers, the can was first to appear on the luggage carousel in Perth, sitting upright with its tag intact, spinning around waiting for collection.
It is believed Mr Stinson came up with the idea for a joke, possibly after being told he could not take the beer through security.
Airline Qantas said they would not encourage such behaviour. A spokesman added: “This guy’s done it and he’s won the internet for the day, so we’re happy to move on.”
Mr Stinson told the AFP newswire he was glad the can of beer arrived in Perth safely, and that it was “in perfect condition” – and presumably drunk straight away.