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.