Virgin Reveals Weirdest Check-in Items
Virginia Atlantic has released a list of the most bizarre items passengers have attempted to bring on flights, and among the questionable items are a dead cow, a tarantula and a bathtub.
The airline surveyed its check-in staff at 32 airports around the world and came back with the surprising findings.
Coconut trees, giant wheels of cheese, and more were among the memorable items passengers tried to get onboard.
One passenger at Delhi airport even tried to bring on a bag of cutlery he had previously stolen from a Virgin Atlantic flight.
The airline says another woman once turned up at the check-in desk with a bathtub she had asked family members to carry in to the airport.
Passengers checking in at Grenada Airport tried to take a bag of soil and coconut trees back home, while another couple who began their romance on the Caribbean island allegedly tried to bring bag a bag full of sand and sea water as a souvenir.
At New York's JFK Airport, a woman tried to sneak on a pet tarantula hidden in her coat, while another brought a dead cow wrapped in plastic, according to the airline.
"Our check-in staff see thousands of passengers on a daily basis but every now and then, a passenger will arrive at check-in with something you would never expect," says Greg Dawson, Virgin Atlantic's director of corporate communications, in a statement.