We’ve all had days where the gas coming out of our butts could make a flower wilt. But we probably haven’t experienced such a thing on a plane, much less had that plane forced to land because of the flatulence.
A flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to be diverted last week after passengers became unruly over one man’s farts. According to reports, a passenger’s continued farting caused trouble, understandably, with two other passengers on the plane. It got so bad that a fight broke out, even after the pilot had warned the unruly passengers. The plane made an unscheduled stop in Vienna to remove the people causing the disturbance. Austrian police set no charges were filed.
Hopefully they left the doors open to ventilate the cabin before continuing on to their destination.
You know what’s wrong with the airline industry? No, it’s not the excessive fees, it’s not the hassle of security, it’s not even the surly attitude airline personnel give their customers. It’s the people around you on the plane. They are the ones who do such annoying things that so easily blame the airline industry for.
Case in point: fat people. Noted fat person and movie director Kevin Smith was recently kicked off a Southwest plane (while it was on the ground) for being fat. Smith said he realizes he is chubby, but that his weight was not great enough to warrant being kicked off of a flight.
For those of you who have not had the experience, some airlines will now make you buy a second seat if you are unable to fit into one comfortably. It’s like cap and trade for calories. If there are no two seats next to each over available, you much vacate the craft. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: You make my flight so much worse