Airplane fan restores old jet, finds hidden John Lennon boarding pass

It cost him $100,000 to find this ticket to ride.

A German airplane enthusiast restoring an old jet found an unexpected lost treasure hidden in a wall — a boarding pass used by John Lennon and showing The Beatles once flew on his plane.

Nils Alegen, 37, spent $100,000 working on the cockpit of the abandoned 1960 Sud Aviation Caravelle to make it into a flight simulator.

But he could never imagine the “fab” treasure it contained. Lennon’s boarding pass led him to discover that the Fab Four had flown from Manchester, England, to Paris, France, in his plane in 1964. Alegen says he later found a photo of The Beatles posing on the steps of the plane.

“When I disassembled the whole cockpit, that boarding pass showed up, together with many other papers between the cockpit and galley wall,” Alegen of Munich told Caters News.

“The galley is located right behind the cockpit. A flight attendant must have kept it and certainly lost it at some point.”

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