Farting Passenger Forces American Airlines Flight To Turn Around

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Please, for the sake of humanity, can we all start acting properly on airplanes?

It’s sketchy enough being in the sky these days after the slew of incidents we’ve see in just the past few weeks: the door blowing off an Alaskan Airlines plane, a cargo plane from Miami bursting into flames, and a small aircraft in Virginia being forced to emergency land on a highway.

To add on top of that, passengers’ behavior aboard flights hasn’t exactly been stellar over the past few years. Remember the guy that annoyed Mike Tyson so much that he got pummeled, these two people throwing down over a seatback pocket, and this Delta flight that had to turn around for, and I quote, a “biohazard issue” due to “diarrhea all throughout the airplane”?

Well, we’ve got another story that errs towards the biohazard space that took place aboard a flight from Phoenix to Austin a week or so ago.

The story was posted on Reddit by user Glamgalatx and they tell a story of a seemingly unwell man causing quite the stink (literally) from the second he got on the plane.

According to the post, the man started causing a scene as soon as he boarded:

“I observed that this man was audibly disgruntled about something, maybe hungover, rough day idk, but as soon as he sat down he was grumbling about something under his breath, like “fucking hell” or something.”

The poster then settles in for the trip, but before they even started to take off the man does something that’s truly certifiably insane:

“We still hadn’t left the gate. I overhear him loudly say “You thought that was rude? Well how about this smell” and farted.

Idk what provoked that comment, and while kinda funny to overhear, it was uncalled for especially coming from a grown man on an airplane nonetheless. The ppl seated immediately near him were ladies seemingly minding their own business.”

Like dude, everyone is in a small confined space with recirculated air, you can’t just be ripping ass in the open like that.

But that wasn’t all.

The flight was in the evening so there were plenty of people eating food as the plane began taxiing for takeoff, which that man didn’t like:

“The man who just purposefully farted moments ago decides to loudly and condescendingly say “yeah, everybody let’s just eat the smelliest food possible all at the same time”.

A guy in the row over replied, “if you don’t like it you can fly private” to which fartman says “that’s so f*cking rude”, and another person nearby chimes in “I think we’d all agree you’re the rude one here.” Fartman replies something like “that’s just so low class” and the other guy rebuttals with “well you’re back here in economy with the rest of us”

You’re going to complain about odors after you just dropped a bomb in your seat? Come on man.

At this point the flight attendants had seen (and smelled) enough.

“The plane is finally taxiing towards the runway but comes to a stop. An announcement comes over saying “apologies for the interruption but we are returning to the gate, we will give you more info when we have it.”

We get back to the gate and a flight attendant comes back and informs fartman that he will not be staying on this flight. He simply replies, “I don’t understand” and she tells him they’ll talk about it off the plane. He gets up, grabs his bag and quietly exits the plane.”

Shoutout to the attendants for not putting up with that nonsense. Who knows where this could have escalated to once the plane was in the air so nipping it before takeoff seems like the smart move.

Can you imagine getting throw off a plane for excessive farting? I get that the arguing was also major problem, but still, it all started with one loud rip of flatulence.

For the sake of humanity, can we all agree to just stop this? I don’t think I can stomach writing any more of theses.

Flying kind of sucks enough as it is, let’s stop making it worse.

While there’s no video of this encounter, here’s another news story of farting causing a plane to emergency land.

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A beer bottle on a dock