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Smelly Passenger Kicked Off Plane
abc ^ | 2/18/10 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

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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1 posted on 02/18/2010 1:06:35 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Seems reasonable.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:00 PM PST by Poser (Enjoying Prime Rib for 58 Years!)
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To: Nachum

I can’t tell you how many times I wished an airline would do this.


3 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:00 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Nachum

Well. That stinks.


4 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:05 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Nachum

Are carry-on deodorants banned?


5 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:17 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Nachum

If only Air India would adopt this policy (ducks).


7 posted on 02/18/2010 1:08:58 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

“Coach to India - only way to go.” /seinfeld


8 posted on 02/18/2010 1:10:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum

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.:)


9 posted on 02/18/2010 1:11:47 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 02/18/2010 1:12:23 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Clemenza
If only Air India would adopt this policy (ducks).

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.

11 posted on 02/18/2010 1:12:56 PM PST by tx_eggman
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 02/18/2010 1:13:45 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: mlizzy
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.:)

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.

13 posted on 02/18/2010 1:14:13 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Nachum
The passenger?


14 posted on 02/18/2010 1:14:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: Nachum
This the guy that complained


15 posted on 02/18/2010 1:16:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: COBOL2Java

see # 15. He turned him in.


16 posted on 02/18/2010 1:16:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 02/18/2010 1:16:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: mlizzy

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..............


18 posted on 02/18/2010 1:17:08 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: brytlea

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.


19 posted on 02/18/2010 1:17:48 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I saw that. And the guy was very embarrassed..

sw

20 posted on 02/18/2010 1:18:26 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: Clemenza

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.


21 posted on 02/18/2010 1:19:01 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: metmom

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.


22 posted on 02/18/2010 1:20:22 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Nachum
This is not a comment on whether the airline did the right thing but obviously it's not something that one would want to do or take lightly. I used to work with a guy years ago who could telegraph his presence from the moment that anybody else walked in the front door (and that was an office that employed say 100 people to give some idea of scale). Anyway, there were so many complaints that his boss took him aside... the upshot of it was that he had some type of medical problem - he was healthy but he had terrible BO. The problem for the company was that he was also the best draughtsman that they had by a long shot.....
23 posted on 02/18/2010 1:20:44 PM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell)
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To: Little Pig

I know you’re right, but I know I would not survive if I were transported back to that time!


24 posted on 02/18/2010 1:20:44 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: fatnotlazy

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.”


25 posted on 02/18/2010 1:21:48 PM PST by max americana
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To: Nachum
The crew eventually decided to ask the man to leave the plane

Did they at least give him a parachute?

26 posted on 02/18/2010 1:21:50 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: brytlea

“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.


27 posted on 02/18/2010 1:22:02 PM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Nachum
Another probe by a son of Muhammad?

(What will they do if I smell like the camel I rode in on?)

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28 posted on 02/18/2010 1:23:14 PM PST by JCG
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To: -YYZ-

I feel bad about being sensitive to stinky people but...yuck.


29 posted on 02/18/2010 1:24:31 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Nachum

I didn’t know that one of White House cabinet members was up in Canada.


30 posted on 02/18/2010 1:26:22 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: brytlea
I always think, “how did we survive back before people regularly bathed?”

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. :)

31 posted on 02/18/2010 1:28:02 PM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: brytlea

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.


32 posted on 02/18/2010 1:32:38 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: brytlea

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.


33 posted on 02/18/2010 1:34:41 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Nachum

man I can’t stand BO


34 posted on 02/18/2010 1:35:04 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Nachum

Not many folks here ever been to France huh?
(just sayin)


35 posted on 02/18/2010 1:35:36 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger
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..............

That's a very good idea!
36 posted on 02/18/2010 1:37:10 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: -YYZ-

yeah if everything smelled like horse crap, nobody will notice that you haven’t showered in days


37 posted on 02/18/2010 1:37:27 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: kiltie65

“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.”

Sounds at least partly apocryphal to me. Any documentation available? Urban legends do emerge in historical accounts—not infrequently.


38 posted on 02/18/2010 1:37:32 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: ari-freedom
man I can’t stand BO

I can't stand him either.

39 posted on 02/18/2010 1:38:47 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Nachum
I once was on a flight with a man who had no nose.

How did he smell?

Terrible!

40 posted on 02/18/2010 1:38:55 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: mlizzy
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)

Amen!

I used to work near such a person, she wasn't old either. She must have bathed in the stuff.

41 posted on 02/18/2010 1:40:20 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: Nachum

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.


42 posted on 02/18/2010 1:41:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: brytlea

me too!
My sense of smell is very good. Sometimes its a curse!


43 posted on 02/18/2010 1:41:21 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: plinyelder

they have a great sense of style and fashion, great sense of food....but they can’t smell for their lives


44 posted on 02/18/2010 1:42:32 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: mlizzy
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 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...

45 posted on 02/18/2010 1:43:06 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Nachum

Smelly passenger kicked off plane ... over Lake Michigan.


46 posted on 02/18/2010 1:43:26 PM PST by Antoninus (The RNC's dream ticket: Romney / Scozzafava 2012)
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To: roamer_1
I'd rather be in a livestock car...

You got a big laugh out of me on that one ... 'cuz I know exactly what you mean ..
47 posted on 02/18/2010 1:45:07 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

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?


48 posted on 02/18/2010 1:45:24 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: brytlea
I always think, “how did we survive back before people regularly bathed?”

Everybody smoked?

49 posted on 02/18/2010 1:45:27 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: COBOL2Java
It's possible, I suppose, that Michael Moore was the passenger asked to get off the plane.

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!

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50 posted on 02/18/2010 1:45:44 PM PST by chs68
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