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#368057 - 02/19/10 03:02 PM Bathe before you fly, please?
Diane Campbell Offline
Compliments of CNN -

Air travelers already have to deal with unruly passengers, excessively talkative ones and many other types who make flying miserable.

But a new low may just have been reached for weary road warriors: The overwhelmingly smelly passenger.

A man on Jazz Air, a regional airline in Canada that also serves U.S. cities, was reportedly kicked off a plane earlier this month because of his strong body odor.

"People were just mumbling and staring at him," said a woman who sat near the man, according to The Guardian, a newspaper in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where the flight originated on February 6. It was a very uncomfortable situation, she added.

Another passenger described the smell as "brutal."

Jazz Air spokeswoman Manon Stuart confirmed that a passenger was "deplaned" from the flight, but she could not provide specific information about the person involved or the reason why he was asked to leave because of privacy issues.

"As an airline, the safety and comfort of our passengers and crew are our top priorities. Therefore, any situation that compromises either their safety or comfort is taken seriously, and in such circumstances, the crew will act in the best interest of the majority of our passengers," Stuart said.

"It's important to understand that our crew members make every effort to resolve a situation before it becomes an issue. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, it may become necessary for our crew to remove passengers."

The airline, like most air carriers, doesn't have a specific policy covering body odor, Stuart said.

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#368088 - 02/19/10 07:11 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: Diane Campbell]
seashell Offline
As uncomfortable as it was for all involved, I hope that the poor man was actually "unbathed". Years ago, I worked with a man that had a serious body odor problem that was apparently some medical condition, beyond his control.
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#368091 - 02/19/10 07:21 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: seashell]
SnoopysMom Offline
Reminds me of a flight to Belize with a group of Mennonites (German type dialect - not sure which sect) on board. Whew! Bad fashion I can handle, but.....

Which begs the question: Doesn't an airplane meet the definition of a motorized vehicle?

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#368092 - 02/19/10 07:47 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: SnoopysMom]
papashine Offline
An airplane meets the definition of an aluminum hole in the sky, in which you throw money grin
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#368096 - 02/19/10 08:17 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: papashine]
seashell Offline
I've done some travel that required well over 20 hours of flights and with layovers, the travel extended to as much as 36-40 hours. Generally, I do a little spritzing and cleanup along the way, but can't do too much about changing a smelly shirt. I've got some mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I've had to sit next to some really smelly people, not always poor hygiene, sometimes just the result of their regular diet. On the other hand, despite spritzing, after sleeping in my clothes, hauling bags, going through repeated security checks, etc., a certain ripeness can start to grow. Is no one else out there willing to admit the same?
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#368097 - 02/19/10 08:32 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: seashell]
klcman Offline
OK, I admit it......................................you are ripe.
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#368100 - 02/19/10 08:51 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: klcman]
seashell Offline
LOL, klc, not that kind of ripeness . . .

Hmm . . an oceanview, eh?
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#368112 - 02/19/10 10:17 PM Re: Bathe before you fly, please? [Re: seashell]
klcman Offline
ripe salt air...............ahhhhhhhhhhhh
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