Passenger takes a dump on plane seat. Airline changes planes.

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    Jan 18, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    The tale of the flyer who pooped on a plane seat, as told in Anthony Bourdain’s tweets

    http://skift.com/2013/01/15/the-tale-of-the-flyer-who-pooped-on-a-plane-seat-as-told-in-anthony-bourdains-tweets/

    "Latest news is it took #AA two hours to admit a passenger dropped a wet deuce on a seat. Need to change planes."

    Surprising they couldn't just clean the seat and freshen the air more easily than getting another plane.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe tale of the flyer who pooped on a plane seat, as told in Anthony Bourdain’s tweets

    http://skift.com/2013/01/15/the-tale-of-the-flyer-who-pooped-on-a-plane-seat-as-told-in-anthony-bourdains-tweets/

    "Latest news is it took #AA two hours to admit a passenger dropped a wet deuce on a seat. Need to change planes."

    Surprising they couldn't just clean the seat and freshen the air more easily than getting another plane.


    Freshen THAT air?
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:50 PM GMT
    I'm sure there are all kinds of issues ranging from boarding/deboarding security to union rules on who cleans what. Probably a lot quicker to start with fresh equipment.

    On a side note... you are sitting there, reading a magazine, when the guy in the next seat yanks down his pants and starts squeezing out a loaf. icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif What do you do?

    ...I have no pre-programmed response for that situation.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    Haha!

    Once on the first leg of a loooong flight from Singapore to Hong Kong to San Francisco, my bf fell asleep with a piece of chocolate on his lap. Fell on the seat and melted between his pants and the seat fabric. Luckily his pants were brown but you can imagine what it looked like on the seat. When we got off for the Hong Kong layover and asked if the seat cover could be changed, the flight attendant was horrified. I don't think she believed it was chocolate. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    Why should any airline personnel clean some passenger's feces? I would never do it and I don't expect someone else to either.
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    showme saidHaha!

    Once on the first leg of a loooong flight from Singapore to Hong Kong to San Francisco, my bf fell asleep with a piece of chocolate on his lap. Fell on the seat and melted between his pants and the seat fabric. Luckily his pants were brown but you can imagine what it looked like on the seat. When we got off for the Hong Kong layover and asked if the seat cover could be changed, the flight attendant was horrified. I don't think she believed it was chocolate. icon_lol.gif


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    Jan 18, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    His tweets crack me up. One of the few celebrities worth following on Twitter.

    That's why when I travel I usually avoid eating or drinking anything that could upset my system. The last thing I want to be is that person on the plane.
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidWhy should any airline personnel clean some passenger's feces? I would never do it and I don't expect someone else to either.


    It'd be considered a biohazard. I'm sure there are special procedures for it.
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    What a shitty situation.
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    They should have just balls up admitted to the fact that someone (involuntary?) had a gastric explosion on that particular passenger seat.

    They had the right mind to change planes though. Nobody wants to smell a deuce through the recycled air.. NOBODY

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    Jan 18, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    At H.P. we had a situation that went on for a few weeks. Every morning in one of the ladies' restrooms, there would be a pile of ____ on the seat of the toilet. They investigated and found the culprit - a woman from Taiwan. She didn't report to me, but I was asked to sit in on the interrogation (part of my job was to counsel people heading for probation and warnings). Turns out this woman claimed she did it because she was afraid to actually sit down on the seat. She climbed up and squatted, missing the opening, obviously. I asked her why she didn't scrape her "deposit" down into the water, and leave the seat as clean as she found it? End of story: She continued leaving her "deposit" on the seat a few more times and we canned her.
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhat a shitty situation.


    Very punny.
  • Muscles25

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    Jan 18, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    Maybe he as making a comment on Bourdain's latest book?
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    What is wrong with some people?
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidWhy should any airline personnel clean some passenger's feces? I would never do it and I don't expect someone else to either.

    As someone else pointed out, there are probably procedures for biohazards and folks whose job includes dealing with it. Might include replacing the seat cushion, not just cleaning it. As far as recycling and filtering the air, maybe they don't have powerful fans available. Replacing the plane and dealing with all the luggage seems pretty drastic, but maybe given the situation the best option.
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidAt H.P. we had a situation that went on for a few weeks. Every morning in one of the ladies' restrooms, there would be a pile of ____ on the seat of the toilet. They investigated and found the culprit - a woman from Taiwan. She didn't report to me, but I was asked to sit in on the interrogation (part of my job was to counsel people heading for probation and warnings). Turns out this woman claimed she did it because she was afraid to actually sit down on the seat. She climbed up and squatted, missing the opening, obviously. I asked her why she didn't scrape her "deposit" down into the water, and leave the seat as clean as she found it? End of story: She continued leaving her "deposit" on the seat a few more times and we canned her.


    I'm just curious why she wasn't fired after the first offense? Wasn't the first infraction enough to terminate?
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidAt H.P. we had a situation that went on for a few weeks. Every morning in one of the ladies' restrooms, there would be a pile of ____ on the seat of the toilet. They investigated and found the culprit - a woman from Taiwan. She didn't report to me, but I was asked to sit in on the interrogation (part of my job was to counsel people heading for probation and warnings). Turns out this woman claimed she did it because she was afraid to actually sit down on the seat. She climbed up and squatted, missing the opening, obviously. I asked her why she didn't scrape her "deposit" down into the water, and leave the seat as clean as she found it? End of story: She continued leaving her "deposit" on the seat a few more times and we canned her.


    That's why I rarely ever use public washrooms unless its a dire need. I've seen several instances of the situation above and its even worse when u find that there are shoe imprints from the defecation X_X
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
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    Jockbod48 saidAt H.P. we had a situation that went on for a few weeks. Every morning in one of the ladies' restrooms, there would be a pile of ____ on the seat of the toilet. They investigated and found the culprit - a woman from Taiwan. She didn't report to me, but I was asked to sit in on the interrogation (part of my job was to counsel people heading for probation and warnings). Turns out this woman claimed she did it because she was afraid to actually sit down on the seat. She climbed up and squatted, missing the opening, obviously. I asked her why she didn't scrape her "deposit" down into the water, and leave the seat as clean as she found it? End of story: She continued leaving her "deposit" on the seat a few more times and we canned her.


    I'm just curious why she wasn't fired after the first offense? Wasn't the first infraction enough to terminate?


    It was determined (by H.R.) that the best course of action was to issue a written warning to the employee. She was told she was on probation, and that we would revisit the situation in 30 days / if she did this again, she was subject to further discipline up to and including immediate termination. (She had said she was accustomed to going over a hole in the ground back in her country and she claimed she felt uncomfortable sitting on the commode). She also said she felt it was not her job to clean up what she left on the seat. She was an EE - not a stupid woman - - just stubborn. So - she pulled her stunt two more times and we canned her. She violated her probation. Back then the company was being so careful with 30, 60 & 90 day probationary periods for people. Now I think they can let you go for any reason, or NO reason.
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:17 AM GMT
    Sparks saidWhat is wrong with some people?
    Nothing. Shit happens.
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    AA??

    Shocking

    Fly Southwest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    This is what happens when they never turn the seat belt sign off.
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    Jan 19, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    they swapped equipment because it was a body fluid and a biohazard. when a situation like that arises, the aircraft goes out of service, the seat cushions are removed for the entire row as are all the seatbelt sets. the carpet needs to be steam cleaned too, incase some of the shit fell on the floor. imagine putting your carryon under the seat and have it slide on poop. i was working an a321 last year from clt to lax. a guy took a dump in his boxers and promptly deposited said soiled drawers in the aft right lav. the lav was closed off mid flight (we had another 2hrs to go) and the offending garment was left where it was placed. even with a biohazard bag and gloves onboard, you cannot pay me enough to clean up after someones bowel movement. no how, now way.
    the aircraft was a terminator once we arrived at lax so the cleaning crew had a disinfecting job ahead of them.

    at least he didn't take a dump on the cart like this guy did..... in 1996 (sometimes i just really hate the public )

    Banker Admits Guilt in Threat on Plane

    By The Associated Press
    Published: February 13, 1996

    An investment banker accused of defecating on a food-service cart and threatening a flight attendant while flying to New York pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor and agreed to pay $50,000 in restitution.

    "I was angry," the banker, Gerard B. Finneran, 52, told Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold as he admitted threatening an attendant aboard a United Airlines flight from Buenos Aires to New York on Oct. 20.

    Mr. Finneran, a resident of Greenwich, Conn., faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine at sentencing May 14.
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 said
    She also said she felt it was not her job to clean up what she left on the seat. She was an EE - not a stupid woman - - just stubborn. So - she pulled her stunt two more times and we canned her.


    Not her job... What she never had to clean up her own shit, what a total asshat.... Glad your company fired her.