Flier Checks Single Can of Beer as Only Luggage

'He's won the internet'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2017 4:59 PM CDT
An Australian man has won the hearts and minds of beer drinkers after successfully checking a single can as his only luggage on a recent flight.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Dean Stinson—as Perth Now reports—says it was the greatest moment of his life: seeing his single can of Emu Export beer arriving safe and sound at baggage claim. "There she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around," he tells Unilad. "It was perfection." According to the BBC, the Australian man has become a hero to beer drinkers worldwide after successfully checking the can of beer as his only luggage on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth last Saturday.

Stinson says he and a friend who works at the airport were trying to figure out the oddest thing they could successfully check as luggage. While it worked this time, Qantas doesn't want to suddenly see a frat party's worth of beer in its luggage compartments. "This guy's done it, and he's won the internet for the day, so we're happy to move on," a spokesperson says. (Read more beer stories.)

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