We’ve all been there; you’ve had one too many to drink and you end up falling asleep in a cubicle in the mens surrounded by your own vomit.

Just me?

Well, yeah, that happened to me when I was 18, and the worst thing about it is that nobody found me until 10 a.m. the next morning when the owner of the club came in early to clean up.

It’s fair to say he was livid and as my punishment made me clean up the place with him, which, on reflection, was probably a reasonable thing to do.

The point is that when you’re that intoxicated there’s telling where you might end up, which is perfectly exemplified by this next bloke who fell asleep while under the influence and woke up 800km away.

The Sleeping Beauty in question is a baggage handler for Piedmont Airlines – part of American Airlines – and fell asleep in the forward cargo hold of a plane, remaining there for the duration of a flight from Kansas City to Chicago.

According to USA Today, he told police he was drunk early Saturday morning before work and decided to crawl in among the luggage inside a 737 to catch a few Zs.

Drinking before work – that never going to work out well, was it?

Sometimes me and Alfie have a lunchtime pint at Wetherspoons and barely make it back to the office. Even when we do we’re dangerously unproductive and drowsy.

Anyway, nobody noticed him missing and the airline simply closed up the cargo hold with the man still inside snoring his head off.

Imagine waking up halfway through and realising what you’d done – you’d kack your pants.

“The flight subsequently took off with the team member in the cargo hold, which was heated and pressurized,” American Airlines said in a statement.

The crew at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport found him a few hours later, where presumably he had a pretty embarrassing walk of shame to do.

“He did not request any medical attention upon arrival in Chicago, and we are grateful that he did not sustain any injuries,” the airline’s statement reads. “The American team is very concerned about this serious situation, and we are reviewing what transpired with our Piedmont and Kansas City colleagues.”

The employee, who wasn’t named, allegedly told Chicago police that he had consumed “several alcoholic beverages.”

Yeah, and the rest.

The airline have since confirmed that they’ve suspended the man pending an investigation and that he was sent back to Kansas on a flight straight away.

I hope they put him back in the cargo hold and closed it up.

I bet it’s way more spacious than a Ryanair flight.

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