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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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?
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