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DUBAI: A Chinese teenager hid in the cargo hold of an Emirates airliner during a nine-hour flight to Dubai where he hoped to make a fortune, describing the journey as “comfortable”, reports said Wednesday.
He told local police that his almost 10-hour flight inside the plane’s cargo compartment was fairly comfy though the in-flight service could have been better.
A Chinese teenager was caught hiding in the cargo compartment of an Emirates flight after it arrived in Dubai from Shanghai.
The boy, who has been identified by China’s official Xinhua News Agency as Xu, was discovered in Dubai at the end of his unsafe eight hour journey.
Baggage handlers at Dubai’s airport were shocked to make the discovery when they began to unload the plane’s luggage.
He is said to have jumped over an airport fence and climbed into the cargo hold while a security guard was not paying attention.
When asked for the motive behind his actions, Xu said “because the overhead bins were full”, he’d heard that even the beggars in Dubai could make a lot of money.
The boy, identified only by his family name, Xu, was discovered and arrested by police in Dubai upon arrival.
The Chinese consulate in Dubai has sent staff members to the airport to assist with the case, reported CRI.
Dubai is home to the world’s busiest airport for global travel and is a major destination for job-seekers from around the world.
He hid there for the entire duration of the flight, which lasted nine-and-a-half hours.