• @QuarterSwede
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    1182 months ago

    One commenter on X, who said their partner was on the Delta flight, reported that it “smelled horrible” and that vanilla-scented disinfectant used to mask the odor “only made it smell like vanilla s—.”

    Hahahahhaha.

    • BigFig
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      592 months ago

      INCREDIBLE stench if someone on a neighboring DELTA flight could smell the dog shit on this UNITED flight

      • @fizix
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        192 months ago

        They were relating in the article about another similar event on a Delta flight that had to divert for a human passenger’s diarrhea.

        • archomrade [he/him]
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          32 months ago

          Maybe it’s just because I clean up dog poop everyday but human diarrhea is so much worse

      • @[email protected]
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        12 months ago

        Yeah even with code shares I don’t think Delta and United are ever the same carrier. Maybe?

        Seems unlikely though. Sky West and smaller carriers don’t usually share flights between multiple big carriers afaik.

          • @[email protected]
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            12 months ago

            Yes they are. Never said otherwise.

            Code shares are weird and if you don’t know about them you should look them up - what I’m saying is that code shares don’t get split between two major carriers as far as I know.

            So you’ll never have a flight that is both United and Delta ticketed. But you’ll often have a flight that is United and ANA ticketed. Or Delta and ItalAir

    • FuglyDuck
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      212 months ago

      It must have been a truly … profound…. Smell if they weren’t able to clean it up after 2 hours and had to divert.

      • @Tanoh
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        132 months ago

        Diverting is really expensive for the airlines, so you know they only do it if there is no other way. So it can’t just have been a bit of a bad smell…

        • @Bocky
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          32 months ago

          There was a really rich person pulling strings

        • @jeffwOP
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          32 months ago

          Maybe there’s a formula, like cost per puke * pukers and when that exceeds the divert cost, they just go for it

          • @Viking_Hippie
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            12 months ago

            Someone’s seen Fight Club 😁

            which airline do you work for?

            a major one

            dog softly growls

    • @[email protected]
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      62 months ago

      I can’t fathom the thinking of people who believe that adding more smell will make a bad smell better.

      • @toofpic
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        92 months ago

        Some smells mask smell of shit better. There’s even an old-school method of lighting and putting out the match after you did number 2: sulfur smoke kills the shittiness of ahit smell somehow

  • @aeronmelon
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    782 months ago

    Betcha that if it happened in coach they would’ve kept going.

      • @HWK_290
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        42 months ago

        Chicken or fish? Or poop?

    • Chainweasel
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      72 months ago

      If it happened in coach they would have turned the heat up so people could smell it better.

    • @Viking_Hippie
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      82 months ago

      Probably not. With the build quality of Boeing planes, the floor would probably have collapsed under the weight of the turd 😉

  • Harry
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    192 months ago

    Oh ffs another Boeing headline—-

    Oh, ok, oh that’s good. Good dog

  • @autumn_rain
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    62 months ago

    That poor, poor dog!!.. it sounds like something serious like pancreatitis.

  • @I_Has_A_Hat
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    -282 months ago

    Sounds like someone’s poorly trained “service animal” that they brought on the plane without being crated. I think we’ve let loopholes like this exist long enough. Have a legitimate service animal you want to bring somewhere normal animals would not be allowed? Be prepared to show documentation certifying them as such. Have an emotional support animal? Fuck off. That’s not a get out of consequences free pass.

    • @Wrench
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      Fun fact. Other mammals besides humans can have bathroom emergencies, too.

      Those times you unexpectedly needed to diarrhea immediately and had a photo finish to a bathroom (or not)? Yeah, a dog in an airplane isn’t going to have the same luxury. Its bathroom is the floor

      • @Linkerbaan
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        -42 months ago

        Don’t they have doggy diapers?

        • Aniki 🌱🌿
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          42 months ago

          Yes. At 38k feet in a steel tube with no amazon delivery? Probably not.

    • Carighan Maconar
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      The same hopefully goes for all humans to certify they are potty trained?

      Have an emotional support animal? Fuck off. That’s not a get out of consequences free pass.

      Unless this varies wildly by country, it’s not. And the major reason for your downvotes would be that this is exactly how it works already. You need paperwork to be allowed a support animal on a plane.

      • @[email protected]
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        32 months ago

        Interestingly the only paperwork you need is a document from a vet that says the animal is healthy. If the flight is more than 8 hours then you also need a document from the vet that the animal can go the entire flight without reliving itself.

        I don’t think that’s what people mean when they say “people should be required to provide documentation when bringing a service animal on a plane”.

        • Carighan Maconar
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          22 months ago

          However, in the specific case in question here, isn’t someone certifying that the animal can go without relieving itself the most relevant piece of documentation? 😂

          • @[email protected]
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            22 months ago

            There’s not really enough info in the article to say for sure, but I don’t think it takes over 8 hours to fly from Houston to Seattle, so that requirement probably didn’t apply.

    • @CluckN
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      12 months ago

      lol people defending a rich person taking up an extra seat for an animal. I’d like to see anyone here have the same attitude when their 5 hour flight gets diverted.

    • Chainweasel
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      This was in first class, it was almost certainly someone’s purse dog that they let out of the crate and not a service animal.
      Don’t delegitimized service animals based on a whim or opinion.