Unbathed And Infested

April 4, 2009

in Odor Stories

A couple of years ago, my husband and I got caught in traffic on the way to Dulles airport and missed our flight to Amsterdam. A wonderful UA employee fixed us up on a later flight through London and even kept us in our originally booked business class. Getting to London was fine. It was London-Amsterdam that was hell. I cannot remember the connecting flight airline, but it was one of those Intra-European cheapo airlines. I’m okay with that, but we got stuck in the last rows of coach. No big deal, it’s a short flight, except…

We were seated across the aisle from one another. No problem. As I sat in the next to last row of coach, I noticed a strange odor, the smell of a human body unwashed for months. I took a look around, as I hadn’t really focused on the couple next to me. They were filthy; absolutely the dirtiest humans I have ever seen, and they did not appear to be that way due to any lack of resources. They had electronics (cell phones, I-pods), but they had very long matted hair and 60’s era hippie clothes. Okay, so that’s a lifestyle choice, but you should shower once in a while.

The worst was when I saw LICE climbing up the guy’s neck. I was sitting right next to him. I got up and went to the FA and explained that the people next to me posed a health hazard and should have been denied boarding. She took a look herself and sympathized, but there were no other seats available so I could not be moved, and there was no point in asking my husband to switch seats because if he got lice, I would inevitably get it too. I spent that flight leaning way into the aisle.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

huh April 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

The global villagers of the vaunted Age of Aquarius have arrived.

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poe April 6, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Oh Lordie, that's Awful!

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Gayle April 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I had the same problem on a bus ride in Ireland. The girl that sat next to me was disgusting. Thankfully, she was only on till the next city and none of the bugs jumped!

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Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 8:47 am

That is vile!

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Amit April 16, 2009 at 9:59 am

It might have been crabs…lol.

You get on a plane, you shower first. It's not a difficult rule to follow and should not have to be stated.

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Jenni May 25, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Gross! I would have pointed out to them that personal hygiene products could take care of their infestation.

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the dominator August 6, 2009 at 7:03 am

goddamned dirty filthy hippies!

i hate those fuckers!

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