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Man posted himself to Australia

Postby Kay » Fri 6 Mar 2015 07:11 GMT

Amusing little story about how an Aussie man didn't have the money for the air fare home - so he posted himself in a box!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31700049
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Re: Man posted himself to Australia

Postby ruggie » Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:51 GMT

Brilliant. But holds are not heated or pressurised. He didn't mention getting chilled, but perhaps the temp in the hold doesn't actually drop too much. and, of course, he was inside a wooden crate with minimal air holes.
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Re: Man posted himself to Australia

Postby Dave » Wed 29 Apr 2015 06:08 GMT

Apparently a few months later someone read about this Aussie guy and tried to make the reverse journey. It nearly killed him.

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Re: Man posted himself to Australia

Postby Kay » Wed 29 Apr 2015 06:23 GMT

That's quite a bizarre story, thanks. It's a sign of the times that people could even attempt such a thing. Apart from all the security measures in place now which would prevent such a stowaway getting on the plane in the first place, people now have much more information about what is and isn't possible.

Imagine voluntarily flying in such a way. Going anywhere in economy class is bad enough!
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