Back in early 2005 I was flying JetBlue direct from Long Beach, CA to Boston, MA which is about a 5 or 6 hour flight. I was seated in the window seat which was fine because I planned to snooze for as much of the flight as I could. Everything was fine until about 20 minutes into the flight I got hit with a rancid stench. At first I thought someone must have had an accident in their pants and then I realized the woman sitting next to me in the middle seat had a zip lock bag with hard boiled eggs in it and she was going to town on them. I couldn’t believe my eyes and I remember thinking that you would have to be a total moron not to realize that eating hard boiled eggs on a plane is going to make the entire plane smell like a huge fart.
After giving the woman a look of total disgust I covered my nose with my suit coat and snuggled into the wall as much as I could. When I did uncover my face the rotten egg odor was like a punch in the face.
After she was done her foul meal the smelled cleared up and I was finally able to fall asleep but not for long. A few hours later I woke up and I could smell the stinky eggs again! She was back at it smelling up the plane with her eggs all over again.
There should be a rule about bringing hard boiled eggs or any smelly food items onto planes…