The flight was heading to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria when it had to make an unexpected detour as passengers became overwhelmed by the “unbearable” smell of the “unwashed” man.
The man in question smelt so bad that other tourists began fainting and vomiting after the plane took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.
Belgian passenger Piet van Haut who was on board the flight described the smell of the man as “unbearable.” . . . It was like he hadn't washed himself for several weeks. Several passengers got sick and had to puke."
Fainting and vomiting! Sadly, I am at least tangentially familiar with what these poor people went through. On my second project in Temp Town, we were stuck in two rooms that clearly were usually used for storage of case files. There were about 20 people in each of two rooms. One of the rooms had to be the home of the dude who came to be known as "Stinky Guy."
Alas, the room that came to be the home of Stinky Guy proved to be the room in which I was required to sit. I begged. I pleaded. I complained constantly. Nothing helped. The folks at the firm would come by in the morning, when Stinky Guy had not yet reached his peak offensiveness. They saw (or smelled) no problem. At noon, he went to lunch, walking to God knows where in the summer heat. When he got back, he smelled like he hadn't bathed in months. It would seem that our suffering was nothing compared to the people on this particular international flight:
Staff on board the Transavia plane had reportedly tried to quarantine the passenger in a toilet of the Boeing 737 before pilots took the action to divert the flight.Apparently, the plane landed in a Portuguese city and threw the stinky fucker off the plane. They claimed he was taken off the flight for "medical reasons." Yeah, like people on the flight were going to die if they didn't remove the stench. The airline isn't even pretending the dude didn't stink at levels that made it impossible for other people to be in an enclosed space with him. They tried to pass it off as a medical problem -- I'm sure at some level it was -- but they admitted that the fucker just flat-out stuck:
A Transavia spokesman said: "The aeroplane diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit."Transavia, of course, is the same airline that had to make an emergency landing in Vienna during a flight from Amsterdam to Dubai because a passenger was ripping one killer fart after another. And he didn't care. Maybe Transavia should stop marketing itself as the airline that stinks, or whatever they do.