How not to disguise the odour

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Farts spark emergency landing
news.com.au said:
AN American Airlines flight has made an emergency landing after a passenger with severe gas problems struck matches to mask the odour of flatulence.

The flight from Washington to Texas landed at Nashville airport, in the southeastern state of Tennessee, after passengers alerted the crew to the smell of burning sulphur.
Now, who let off :oops: :oops: ?
 

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That used to be a good party trick, but on an aeroplane.....:)
 

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at least she has been banned from flying on AA flights for a long time, so there is less chance of being seated next to this medical anomaly.
 

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I see a perfect solution to the fuel taxes etc here and all it would take is a small siphon from one certain apparatus to the fuel tank.
 

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Umm - how did the matches get on the plane in the first place? Arent they a prohibited item?
 

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simongr said:
Umm - how did the matches get on the plane in the first place? Arent they a prohibited item?

Not unless you have excessive quantity.
 

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You have to feel sorry for the person but lighting matches on an aircraft....
 

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She gets some marks (not many) for attempting to disguise the odour. I've had one or two very unpleasant experiences as I'm sure we all have.

Maybe the airlines should provide suitable "cover up" materials. I know I peronally have never given such offence!:oops:
 

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simongr said:
Umm - how did the matches get on the plane in the first place? Arent they a prohibited item?
Looking at QF website they are not permitted as carry on or checked baggage but can be carried on one's person.

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Safety matches or a lighter with fuel/fluid fully absorbed in a solid and intended for use by an individual when carried on one's person. However, lighters with a flammable liquid reservoir containing unabsorbed liquid fuel (other than liquefied gas), lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one's person nor in checked or carry-on baggage.

Note: "Strike anywhere" matches are forbidden for air transport.
 

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Ahh so a zippo is ok but not a cheapo disposable - at least they have some sense of occasion ;)
 

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you know you're a redneck when ... your air freshner is a box of matches.

i am reminded of the scene from Jackass called 'The Fart Mask' ... priceless.
 

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bigjobs said:
you know you're a redneck when ... your air freshner is a box of matches.

Was there any mention of the passenger having a Banjo as carry-on?
 
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