Smell Like a Backed Up Toilet In Calcutta

November 3, 2009

in Odor Stories

Took Cathay Pacific back from Hong Kong recently. Was seated in 31B, a middle seat on the left side, between two men, both apparently Chinese (not that it matters). Anyway, during the flight, the guy on the window seat (to my left), starts smelling really bad. Not a pooh smell, but a really funky B.O. that would seem to radiate from his body every time he shifted to look out the window, which was about every 10 seconds. This was interrupted by continual opening/closing the window shade. He would then look at his nails which, best I could tell, were tiny shriveled up yellow stub-remnants of what were once human nails. Then he would scratch the back of his head, then look at his nails again, then clean his nails with his other hand.

Guy on right (aisle) took out dried fish mid-flight, which smelled like a backed up toilet in Calcutta, and proceeded to “dine” on this “delicacy” from parts unknown. The stench was so dramatically bad, I actually had to get up and go to the bathroom, where I locked myself in for about 30 minutes.

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Mark December 2, 2009 at 6:54 am

Cathay Pacific are the world's worst airline. I used to fly them for business, in business. Try a 12 hour flight with them, queuing for the business class toilet six people + deep while economy passengers clog it up. Not a malfunctioning eco toilet, all flights, every flight.


Rob January 14, 2010 at 6:02 am

Wow, that would be one hell of a flight. Not a poo smell,,, that is great!


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