Greatest checked item ever?

I was pretty amused when I saw a rocking horse at baggage claim in Buenos Aires.


That’s about a millionth as cool as this checked item, though. Am I the only one that would totally check three of those just to watch the reactions at baggage claim?


  1. You should see the stuff that comes through at EZE. It is very difficult to get things here in Buenos Aires, so a lot of Argentines go shopping to Miami and bring back everything they need. Here is my list of some of the more interesting items that I have brought so far: 46″ flat screen TV, Herman Miller Aeron chair, stroller and car seat, PC monitor and of course spices, peanut butter and much more!

  2. EZE is nuts, I saw people trying to get on to the Manuel tienda leon bus with some crazy things, like 70 inch TV, computer, bicycles, etc.

  3. Among the more unusual items I have taken to Kenya at the request of others – a wakeboard, 4 boat fenders (those 2ft inflatable fenders), and for my daughter, wall shelving for her pictures frames. Sometimes it feels like I am bringing a mix of Target and Ikea to Kenya. Of course I did bring back a folding stool from Peru this past March.

  4. My best guess is that this truly represents an ordinary if inexperienced pax, unused to dealing dealing with air-side regulations. I hope he added the requisite ‘please’ when asking them ‘then check the fucking thing!’ Now, how do I get them to check my annoying wife? If ever there was a threat to my in-flight safety, she’s it.

  5. A few years ago, somewhere on the Net, I saw a baggage claim photo posted by someone who’d taken an internal flight in Russia. Circling the belt was a very large buck carcass, claim tag on the antlers.

  6. I once checked a bundle of a dozen empty, flattened cardboard boxes tied in string, with no other wrapping.

  7. I asked the vancouver bc delta ticket agent if anyone has ever checked a curling stone due to the recent winter olympics. They said they never had, but were very puzzled as why not and it made sense I asked due to being in Canada.

  8. This is awesome! Reminds me of the time in college when I sent an unwrapped shoe through the mail to a friend…

  9. I think I bought this same “pony” as a birthday present for my niece and when a button is pressed, it plays a tune that instantly becomes an earworm. It would have been even better if the pony was singing as it rounded the carousel.

  10. I’m with Dave — watching people check items at MIA can be quite entertaining, if not puzzling at times. I remember back in the 80s and 90s people were checking full-size tube TVs!

    Although something to think about — many flights have human remains / corpses traveling below…

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