Letting go of your all important luggage at airports can often be a stressful experience for many travellers.
Stories about holidaymakers losing their bags can lead to anxiety for many passengers. But for one drunk Norwegian tourist recently this wasn't an issue - he simply decided to join his bag
The 36-year-old man fell asleep on the baggage belt at Rome's Fiumicino airport and travelled 160 feet before he was identified by an X-ray scanner.
He had earlier arrived at the international terminal of Italy's busiest airport with a backpack and a can of beer in his hand.
When he went to check in for his flight to Oslo, he found nobody on duty at the airline desk.
So, he decided to jump over the counter and promptly fell into a deep sleep on the baggage belt, next to this bag.
Eventually, the belt began to move and took the drunk traveller through the secure baggage area of Terminal 3.
It is believed he travelled for 15 minutes before his body was spotted by shocked officials in an X-ray image on their screens.
The Norwegian was curled up in the foetal position. The man, who has not been named, slept through the entire incident.
Fiumicino airport police were called to the incident to investigate and officers had trouble waking the man from his deep sleep.
An official told The Telegraph: 'There's usually an episode like this once a year and we are alert.
'In this case we were notified we sounded the alarm immediately and we took action.'
He added that the incident did not expose any weakness in the security of the airport terminal and said it was not the first time an incident involving 'drunks or people with psychological problems' had happened.
Another officer said it was impossible to avoid situations like this if nobody is sat on the check-in desk.
The man was taken to a hospital by police officers who were concerned about his exposure to X-rays.
He was then reported to prosecutors for causing alarm at the airport.
Last month, airport security staff in the United Arab Emirates were given a shock when they spotted a five-month-old hidden in luggage on a bag scanner.
The Egyptian husband and wife arrived at Sharjah International Airport but were held at immigration as they did not have a visa for the newborn, according to Gulf News.
Officials allowed them to stay until the relevant office re-opened on the Sunday. But in their desperation, the couple decided to make a run for it when the staff changed at the end of their shift
However, they still needed to get through Customs screening, so they put the baby into a bag and bundled him through the X-ray machine.
But their plan became unstuck when security staff noticed the outline of the body on the monitor.