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Plane forced to turn around after passenger found to be farting during flight
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Plane forced to turn around after passenger found to be farting during flight

Of all the reasons to turn a plane around, that has to be up there among the more unusual ones

Whether it's waiting at check in, the terrible food, 'extra charges', or terrifying journey, flying is a thoroughly unpleasant experience.

But one flight apparently ended up heading back to the terminal before take off due to high winds, though maybe not the kind you're thinking.

The American Airlines flight had been taxiing for take off from Phoenix to Austin when one passenger noted that an individual appeared 'audibly disgruntled about something', suggesting he might be 'hungover' or having a 'rough day'.

Everyone got into their seats, hopefully not also involving a dispute over a reserved seat. What is this, a crossover episode?

But as the plane was preparing to take off one passenger claims they overheard the man getting into an argument with another passenger.

This culminated with the unusual comeback: "You thought that was rude? Well how about this smell?”

And then he apparently let one rip.

Flying is bad enough without having to deal with a smelly cabin.
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Taking to Reddit, the passenger said: “(I don’t know) what provoked that comment, and while kinda funny to overhear, it was uncalled for especially coming from a grown man on an airplane nonetheless.”

Apparently, things only got worse when people began breaking out the snacks for the journey ahead.

The Redditor wrote: “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’.”

They continued: “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**king rude,’ and another person nearby chimes in ‘I think we’d all agree you’re the rude one here’.”

The passenger caused a stink on the plane.
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According to the Reddit user, things continued to get worse as the plane moved over to the runway, with flight attendants even having to get involved.

They claimed that eventually, an announcement came over the plane's tannoy which said: "Apologies for the interruption but we are returning to the gate, we will give you more info when we have it."

Once the plane got back to the gate, the Redditor claimed that a flight attendant came over and informed the 'disgruntled' passenger that he would not be staying on the flight.

They wrote how he said simply: "I don't understand."

He was then told they would 'talk about it off the plane'.

Fortunately the passenger didn't, ahem, kick up a stink, and reportedly exited the plane without a fuss.

The Redditor said that after he was kicked off, everyone 'breathed a sigh of relief'.

Presumably not too deeply though.

UNILAD has contacted American Airlines for comment.

Topics: Health, Travel, US News, Reddit, Weird