Farting on an airplane?

Come on, you know that either you are a victim of the airplane fart, or you were the one that wounded everyone. I have had this article saved in a blog draft for months now, and I just found it. I think at the time that I found this article I thought why would anyone want to read about farting on an airplane? Recently I was on a flight with Chris and while waiting for other passengers to board the plane we smelled the most horrifying body odor. I wanted to gag, or maybe I started to gag. I looked over at Chris and he looked ill. Eventually the passenger continued to walk to the back of the plane and we were saved.

The ironic part about the body odor is that the man who came to sit in the seat next to me leans over and says, “I am so sorry about my body odor. I have been camping in Mexico and I have not showered in days.” The thing was, he did not smell that bad. I will tell you, I might have horrible hearing and eyesight, but the one thing God gave me that fully functions is my nose. My smeller is attuned and always on high alert. This guy did not smell that bad. I told him so. I thought to myself, what amazing self-awareness to alert me. I appreciated his bluntness and if he was going to be so blunt I thought, why not respond in kind? So I lean over to him and say: “You do not stink at all, you missed the guy that has the bad body odor.” He smiled and said, “Oh, good. I felt bad that I might.”

Which leads me to the actual topic of this blog: Flatulence on an airplane. You will want to read this article I just shared. For a little tidbit, it starts out with: “Flying increases flatulence.” How many times have you thought, seriously who did that? The smells and odors that willingly escape and waft through the heavy, hot, and stuffy air seem to linger, and slowly kill our nose hairs. And, yet, we probably have all had a bad day, a bad airport lunch, or got stuck with a crazy, uncomfortable stomach while turbulence has imprisoned us to our seats thanks to the fasten seatbelt sign.

I am not going to lie. Chris has berated me for such misdemeanors. What can I say? Sometimes you cannot help it. Yes, I would rather be the guilty one, then the recipient.

10 thoughts on “Farting on an airplane?

  1. Too funny 🙂 Scientifically, the cabin pressure is kept at 8,000 ft on commercial flights which means the air pressure is a lot lower. Less, ahem, air pressure to keep the offending gaseous expulsions at bay. But, that may be a blatant case of TMI 😉

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  2. While on a Qantas flight, there was a young man laying across all three of the seats in front of us and he produced copious quantities of the foulest flatulence imaginable. He felt perfectly entitled to let loose when the urge struck. It was so awful that I no longer could tolerate it and I stood up and asked him loudly if his guts were rotting. I asked him to have a little consideration for the rest of us by acting like a semi-civilized human being and having a little more class. Thank God he got off the plane in Auckland before we began the 15 hour leg of our journey back to the states. I surely might have been jailed for assault or attempted murder if he had not done so or ignored my request.

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