It played out like the sequel to the Hollywood movie "Catch Me If You Can."
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio starred as real life con-artist Frank Abagnale, posing as a Pan-American pilot -- surrounded by gorgeous flight attendants.
It may not be quite so glamorous a job these days but it held enough allure for one unemployed Italian man to reinvent the scam, managing to fly from Munich to Turin.
Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.
Source: Al Jazeera and agencies