Skip to comments.Smelly Passenger Kicked Off Plane
Posted on 02/18/2010 1:06:35 PM PST by Nachum
Few people would argue that air travel doesn't stink on same days, but what about their fellow passengers?
Well, the smell of one passenger was so bad that he was apparently asked to leave a recent Air Canada regional airline flight.
The Air Canada Jazz flight from Charlottetown, on Prince Edward Island, was preparing for the two-hour flight to Montreal when passengers on the plane reportedly complained about the odor coming from one of their fellow travelers. The crew eventually decided to ask the man to leave the plane.
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I can’t tell you how many times I wished an airline would do this.
Well. That stinks.
Are carry-on deodorants banned?
I remember meeting a former professor of mine on a flight back to the university town. He had gone on a visit to Europe. He had brought back Limburger cheese and by the odor it was obvious.
If only Air India would adopt this policy (ducks).
“Coach to India - only way to go.” /seinfeld
I’d like to dismiss the old ladies that pour on the chemically-laden cologne (because their sense of smell has diminished and they don’t know when to stop) and come and plop next to me at mass. I’ve had to sit in the vestibule a couple of times to escape the scent. I asked the priest if they could make a scent-free pew. I think he thought I was joking.:)
Obnoxious odors are tolerable over short periods of time, in places where people can move around. But on a plane, locked up, no open windows?.....people can start to get sick from the smell.
I say buh-bye, smelly guy.
When staying in Bangalore, don't put your valuables in the hotel safe, they're much safer hidden under a bar of soap in the shower.
I always think, “how did we survive back before people regularly bathed?” I never think living in the middle ages would have been that fun. I would have fainted from the smell.
It's no joke when you're allergic to it. And a fragrance free pew isn't enough. Those ladies use enough to stink up the entire sanctuary.
see # 15. He turned him in.
Some years ago, A&E had a series called “Airline.” Basically it was a day in the life chronicle of events at various Southwest Airlines gates. Several of the stories involved passengers who smelled badly. Those passengers were either barred from boarding or taken off the flights. In some cases, the airline would clean up the guy, get him fresh clothes, then let him on the next available flight.
I have seen churches deal with this problem by putting notices in the program handouts asking members, men and women, to refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, aftershave, etc to church..............
Back then, everything else smelled the same, so you wouldn’t notice (and you’d be used to it). Our “modern” civilization, with its ever-more-hypersensitive reaction to the biological aspect of our lives, has trained us to believe that we should strive to be as artificial as possible. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but we’ve lost sight of things that didn’t really matter once upon a time.
To be honest, I never noticed anything like this on a recent non-stop to India on American Airlines, even though the vast majority of passengers were Indian, on both the inbound and outbound segments.
Ah ha, someone who feels my pain. There have been even times when I went outside the church proper. I’ve worked on getting my toxin levels a little lower, though, and my allergies to the scents have diminished somewhat because of it, but I still sit away from the ultra stinky ladies. No reason to douse like that.
I know you’re right, but I know I would not survive if I were transported back to that time!
Yes, I did catch those episodes. One of the passengers who was handicapped tried to even get a freebie seat in 1st class by claiming “he was an Iraq War vet” when he wasn’t.
When I was working for Sony during one summer in university, one of the customers we had REALLY wreaked of bad BO. Whenever he came in, I made sure I was 10 feet away from him. The boss didn’t mind. The way he told me “he buys a lot from us every week so just take it like a man.”
Did they at least give him a parachute?
“I always think, how did we survive back before people regularly bathed?”
People didn’t spend much time jammed together in metal tubes flying through the air, building were generally not sealed like today and much draftier with much more air movement, and finally, I imagine people just got used to the stink around them. Don’t forget at one time our streets were full of horse crap, proper sewage systems were not so common, and so on.
I don’t know if it’s diet or genetics or personal hygeine, but some people who work in my building who come from a certain ethnic group really stink. I’m guessing a combination of diet and hygeine habits. I know there’s a big guy who works out down in the gym at lunch time when I do, and after running and cycling (i.e. sweating) and lifting weights and such for an hour, he changes clothes and goes back to work - no shower! I’m glad my cube isn’t next to his.
(What will they do if I smell like the camel I rode in on?)
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
I feel bad about being sensitive to stinky people but...yuck.
I didn’t know that one of White House cabinet members was up in Canada.
Prior to the 20th century most people lived around farm animals and even "city folks" lived in close proximity to horses and were just used to the stench. It's only with the advent of modern hygiene that it comes as a shock when we are reminded of our animal origins.
But I've never heard of a time travel story where travelers found themselves gasping for breath as soon as they entered a room filled with a native crowd. Would make a good short story. :)
In early days in Canada (late l600’s and thru’ early l800’s) the cold was so bitter in winter, they wrapped their legs in moss and grasses, bound that in cloth strips, wrapped that in oil cloth (or whatever that was called then), then wrapped that in skins. This began in early winter and wasn’t unwrapped until late spring, early summer. I often wonder how the birth rate was around 16 to 20 kids per couple coz’ I really think the stinky wrappings would put me off.
There was a picture of the man taken off the plane. He was a big roly poly guy. When you have rolls of fat like that you have to be scrupulous about getting into those rolls of fat, washing and drying thoroughly, then using plenty of talc to keep as much sweat at bay as you can, otherwise you are pepe le peu.
People bathed relatively frequently in the Middle Ages. The period of time when bathing was considered unhealthy was the early modern period, 1600s-1700s, when the upper classes just piled on perfume and pissed in the corner of rooms at Versailles Palace.
man I can’t stand BO
Not many folks here ever been to France huh?
yeah if everything smelled like horse crap, nobody will notice that you haven’t showered in days
“In early days in Canada (late l600s and thru early l800s) the cold was so bitter in winter, they wrapped their legs in moss and grasses, bound that in cloth strips, wrapped that in oil cloth (or whatever that was called then), then wrapped that in skins. This began in early winter and wasnt unwrapped until late spring, early summer. I often wonder how the birth rate was around 16 to 20 kids per couple coz I really think the stinky wrappings would put me off.”
Sounds at least partly apocryphal to me. Any documentation available? Urban legends do emerge in historical accounts—not infrequently.
I can't stand him either.
How did he smell?
I used to work near such a person, she wasn't old either. She must have bathed in the stuff.
If you’ve ever been stuck next to somebody with serious BO, the stench can make you physically ill. Not just too much cologne, or even honest sweat, but a genuine bum who hasn’t washed or changed clothes for years can make you barf.
My sense of smell is very good. Sometimes its a curse!
they have a great sense of style and fashion, great sense of food....but they can’t smell for their lives
I am with you, there. I can put up with nearly any amount of natural odors, but chemical perfumes make my eyes bleed. I'll take the train... and I won't be found in coach... I'd rather be in a livestock car...
Smelly passenger kicked off plane ... over Lake Michigan.
I was thinking the same thing. Can we ban the people who insist on marinating in cologne so much that you can see the blue scent cloud around them?
My guess, though, is that it is more likely to be this person (and I know, the article says that "he" was asked to get off the plane.....I've long suspected that Helen thomas is a really old guy in very bad drag):
ALERT: Shield your eyes!