Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Flatulence forces landing

A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight was diverted to Nashville after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence. The flight was diverted after passengers reported smelling sulfur. One passenger admitted to FBI investigators that she lit a match to disguise "body odor."

6 Comments:

Blogger Evan said...

So...I once saw on a TLC program (on the intorduction of the Boeing 777 a few years ago) that passenger flatulence is quite common on high altitude flights (those in jets that fly at around 30,000 feet) because of the air pressure differential. I mean, if you have gas in your bowels, it's more likely to escape in a lower pressure environment. I don't know if it's my knowledge of this phenomenon, or if it's real, but I usually have to take a crap (or at least fart) after a long flight...whether I have had a large meal at Popeyes in the Jackson-Hartsfield Atlanta Int'l Airport or not. Perhaps this wou;d serve as a warning to those who prefer to drink beer at the airport bar during a 3 hour delay before boarding a plane. Do you agree, Ben? Maybe the time we spend in the airport bathroom before flying prevents this? HAHAH

8:44 PM  
Blogger LaKisha said...

Ben, do you have something to share with the rest of us?

9:04 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

That was unfair of me, really. Sorry 'bout that, Ben

9:00 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Oh my god. I've had to use more airport and airplane bathrooms than I care to remember. Flying is like an enema for me--beer or no beer. It's particularly bad early in the morning, when the coffee first hits the stomach and combines with the slight nervousness that, for me, will always accompany travel.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Phlip said...

Oh Lawd.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

An enema. Really? Hmmm...

6:50 PM  

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