January 26, 2024
American Airlines Flight Turned Around Due To Extreme Flatulence
An American Airlines flight was left no choice but to turn around before takeoff due to a seriously flatulent passenger.
An American Airlines flight had to turn around due to one flyer’s excessive farting. The gassy aggressor was removed from the flight due to the disruption.
The incident made the rounds on an Austin-based subreddit revealed by People, with passengers on the Jan. 14 trip from Phoenix to the Texas city recounting the ordeal. The passenger, who remains unidentified, became an even greater nuisance to his fellow travelers after he started doing it on purpose the issue.
A Reddit user seated near the man overheard him saying, “You thought that was rude? Well, how about this smell.” He promptly launched a loud fart, to the dismay of those around him. What inspired his original act of rudeness was unclear, but the issue stirred up a bout of gassiness.
“[I don’t know] what provoked that comment, and while kinda funny to overhear, it was uncalled for especially coming from a grown man on an airplane nonetheless,” the passenger shared.
Travelers surrounding him began to respond to the incessantly farty man, who was assumed to use the smell to fight back against another odor looming from a passenger nearby. As the exchange became more heated and smelly, the flight crew was left with no choice but to remedy the issue by deplaning the man.
Fortunately, the ordeal never made it past the runway, allowing the plane set for Austin to return to its gate, where a flight attendant relayed the news to the controversial flyer.
“We get back to the gate and a flight attendant comes back and informs fartman that he will not be staying on this flight,” detailed a Redditor. “He simply replies, ‘I don’t understand,’ and she tells him they’ll talk about it off the plane.”
According to their account, the anonymous farter left without another blow.
“He gets up, grabs his bag and quietly exits the plane. We all breathed a sigh of relief when he was removed, I think most people were on edge about what he may say or do next. The trip was only delayed by 15-30 minutes, so all in all I think American handled it swiftly.”
With the airline refusing to comment publicly on the matter, this case of extreme flatulence may not be one they want to air.