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Nairobi Lawmaker Wants to Put an End to Farting on Airplanes

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On Sept. 11, a Kenyan lawmaker put forth a plan to end what she considers a big problem — mile-high flatulence. Range Constituency representative Dr. Lilian Gogo of Nairobi called for resolution to people passing gas in airplane cabins during a parliamentary debate Wednesday regarding the National Assembly Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing, according to Nairobi News. (www.nydailynews.com) 기타...

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jeffinsydney
jeff slack 20
...........ask any cabin attendant male or female about 'crop dusting' the passengers.
yatesd
yatesd 38
As funny as this is, I flew Iberia coming and going from Madrid to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Very long flight for a little A319. On each leg, someone must have been in some terrible gastrointestinal distress. The the level of flatulence released into the passenger cabin was on a cosmic-event level. A literal supernova of a discharge. The flight attendants were forced to raid the duty-free cart and spray perfume (wish they had duty free Febreeze). Don't know what the offender ate, but that substance should be banned from the planet, lest we accelerate climate change even faster.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 17
LOL............"supernova of a discharge"
mduralia
Damnit...I have coffee all over my shirt now....
rapidwolve
Sounds like it was a good thing that smoking was banned on flights then..cosmic-level event would take on a whole new meaning, unfortunately.
sparkie624
Back in April, Spirit Airlines was in the news over a Fart - "Spirit Airlines flight grounded over 'unknown odor,' 7 taken to hospital: report" - https://www.foxnews.com/travel/spirit-flight-grounded-unknown-odor-passengers-hospital-report - Several people onboard a Spirit Airlines flight were reportedly taken to the hospital after the plane was forced to land due to an “unknown odor,” officials confirmed to local outlets.
TheDawg1995
I have a former flight attendant friend who got written up once for excessive "discharge". I don't know if it qualified as a supernova event though.
WeatherWise
Geez, just open a window..... ;)
williamscottrobertson
Why make a big stink about it?
bobmyersco
Bob Myers 23
I, for one, applaud this effort. It's definitely time to air out these differences, and address the growing pressures implicit in this situation. Rather than continuing to gaslight the public, we finally see a lawmaker who's willing to raise a stink about this issue and not just go whichever way the wind blows. I don't want to toot my own horn, but I've bean pushing for a long time for this news to break, and now that is has I think I can safely predict lots of skid marks as politicos try to evade the stench of this one. It should be a ripping good time!
rstumpel
rstumpel 5
Your long-winded, but carefully worded response made my eyes water. Well done!
barbberlew
😂😂😂
mrvstop
Generally I say, "farts are funny"! Mr. Myers, I have not been able to stop laughing...2 hrs since I first read... I just hope I never have to actually be subjected...
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 11
.........had to stop and look at the comments on this one! Where is Wayne Brokeout when you need his words of wisdom. RIP MR WAYNE, I am sure you are up there laughing at this one Sir.
scott8733
scott8733 19
Preacher's last name was Bookout- but those of us old guys sure appreciate your thoughts. He would have said something to the effect:

"Methinks instead of making law- make Immodium + Anti-Gas available in the beverage cart and our problems are solved". I miss that ol' Preacher 1 :(
sparkie624
Thanks for the memory.. you are right... He was a great man and a better friend.
kentsteerwell
I applaud her effarts!
rapidwolve
I wish lawmakers would quit farting around and get laws passed.
sparkie624
Can you get straight to the Point LOL...... All jokes aside.. one of the best comments of the day.
ToddBaldwin3
I had to look, more than once, to make sure I was not reading an article from the "The Onion."
aurodoc
The solution is activated charcoal underwear to filter out the smell.
Shreddies makes them.
yatesd
yatesd 8
When I was in the Air Force, that was how we knew our training chem warfare suits were no longer effective!
TravisReed
what's wrong with crop dusting over 100 people at a time a mile up?
mlevine
mlevine 5
...Farting is prohibited on board the aircraft. Lavatories are equipped with Fart detection systems. Federal law prohibits tampering with, disabling or destroying these systems...
banana
Perhaps the opposite could be applied... just think: if a plane load of people could fart all the time, the 'output' (methane) could be directed to provide power for the engines.... :)
"Have fart, will travel." lol
jrhammav8r
Hey Doc Lilian, it's biological. Cabins are pressurized to simulate 8000' when they actually fly at 30,000' plus. At 8000' the pressures inside body cavities are greater in relationship to when people are on the ground. Hence, farting commences..
chris13
Kenya must be a utopia if this is all their legislature has to work on.
rapidwolve
Simple enough..stinkpipe tube from every seat to the engines...talk about saving fuel.
siriusloon
Unless there's a backfire.
sparkie624
Be careful.... Don't want to over temp the Turbine!
rapidwolve
They want ramjets....
lynx318
lynx318 1
Feed it into the afterburners.
marymcelyea
Love it! I carry Vicks to put up my nose....The Asian flights are the worst....
wdhearrell
The airline calls this "inflight recreation"....
Putt Putt
DBTX3
It's good to see this Gogo Girl has solved the rest of Kenya's problems and this airy issue has finally floated to the top!
shoalwaters
The answer is obviously specially trained "Fart Marshalls" who sniff out the culprits and issue fart citations in varying colours dependent on the virulence of the offense.
canuck44
canuck44 6
Nothing is ever to be done to keep bowel gas from expanding and this is now a problem as the air in the aircraft is barely exchanged but mostly recirculated. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy the dietary choices of your fellow passengers for longer periods as they not only linger but they come back to remind you.o.

I guess like the famous dead dog switch there is a need for an air exchange selection held by the cabin crew.
pilotjag
pilotjag 2
Another great article...
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/kenyan-mp-demands-law-to-combat-farting-on-planes-and-anti-flatulence-drugs-for-passengers
Airtottie
I am in Berlin Germany and after clicking link, I am told the EU forbids this web site. It's not first censorship either.
timhaight
The EU forbids it? That's a first, I think I'd check with your internet provider. I thought you all over there pretty much had freedom of speech every place now days. But then again we dont hear much over here unless Trump supposedly did it. Good luck
Airtottie
The EU has strict rules about internet. Has nothing to do with provider. Happens in Greece toov Think again Tim.
timhaight
Sorry to hear that, there is only one definition of freedom, I hope someday mankind figures it out and people can live their life without government or any other suppression.
Jeraboam
Jeraboam 1
I've used my laptop and cellphone in many countries in Western Europe and the UK and never had a problem accessing this website. If this continues, you might want to try a different server.
jdries
Jim Ries 2
"Inhale at your own risk"
ah6oy
Korea bans passengers on Korean Air from eating kimchi prior to flights since the smell permeates the air with the stench. That's not even letting go with gas. The stench comes out of kimchi eaters pores. It is understandable trying to ban farting. But, some spices and vegetables cause gas.

When trying to end the gas release problem they could be better served by tracking down which airport food serveries are selling foods that causes gas.
usrepeaters
Service days in Seoul: I still remember the houseboys carefully stacking their Kimchi lunchbags on the heating ducts to keep them warm. Blower goes on and the odor goes to every corner of the barracks. Oh yes, and there was summer and winter Kimchi; winter was smellier--more garlic?
wdhearrell
The Nairobi lawmaker certainly has the right surname for this issue.
sparkie624
sparkie624 -8
Very True... and all the others have the right to vote against him... Just a stupid liberal Idea.... I am surprised AOC hasn't come up with that one yet....
organfreak
Simple: OFF with their asses!
mduralia
Soon we will see instructions on pre-flight requirements for passengers similar to those that a doctor gives prior to a colonoscopy...
devsfan
As off the wall as this appears, it does make sense.
We've all read or experienced incidents of pax poor hygiene, uncouthly acts, nose picking, toe nail clipping, belching, hair brushing, generally bad behavior.
Let's face it, in the absence of enforcement of the rules of civilized society, people regress into their most primitive behaviors.
jdries
Jim Ries 2
"NO PASSING GAS, SNIFFER ABOARD THIS FLIGHT!"
jet4ang
jet4ang 2
How about fixing the fartasses that run the governments instead!
iflyrjs
Its worse in the cockpit
timhaight
She's in practice to become an American politician, pass worthless laws because their to stupid to do what they were elected for. I'm surprised she doesn't want to ban cows from flying too!
jdries
Jim Ries 2
Next will be an end against belching. Make it a felony. :)
sparkie624
Please.... They already have enough stupid ideas... Don't give them anymore!
Hbrotate
Lets see Kenya? Isn't that where one of our Presidents was from?
sparkie624
Yeah.... Just our Illegitimate one!
rochcomeau
Then stop serving fresh fruit in the lounge and plane!
rapidwolve
I can just picture The Rolling Stones doing a concert in that area is this farting around gets passed. Slight lyric arrangement on their part

"But it's all right now, in fact, it's just gas
But it's all right. I'm Jumpin' Lilian Flash
It's just gas, gas, gas"
herbp821
pilot should fly at lower altitude to allow more fresh air into the craft.... this is what the real problem is....
m4design
Just raise the cabin pressure a little (lot?)... Problem solved! ;-)
jbsimms
Maybe they should hand out Beano or other meds before taking off or as part of the offerings on the cart...
astro4000
Open the window for fresh air!
LittleT
LittleT 1
You’re not just imagining the farting among your fellow travelers. Studies have shown flatulence increases in the air. The Aerospace Medical Association says our body’s gas can expand 25%. “We know from physics that gas tends to expand inversely to pressure,” one doctor says. “Therefore, as we climb on a flight, the external pressure is progressively lower, and any gas trapped inside our body cavities will expand accordingly.” This includes the gas in your intestines, which can lead to bloating and the urge to break wind.
rreynard
Activated charcoal "fart filters" in the seat cushions (as are found in many cars) would help clear the air.
siriusloon
This is the same country where people murder albinos and where people think there's gold inside the skulls of bald men and kill them to get it, so compared to those, this idea is pretty tame.

You young'uns should Google George Carlin's bit about the guy with a perfect diet all his life who one day eats something different and farts for the first time in his life. "I can't come in to work today." "Why not?" "There's air coming out of me! In spurts!"
HugoHuge
HugoHuge 1
I usually take a huge dump to get rid of the massive lump of digested waste of gassing malodorous stench in my large bowel and thence erupting from my back door. It work wonders. Since experiencing one in the QANTAS lounge in Shanghai I’ve had a Royalet Electronic bidet. Apart from washing it has an enema function to cleanse the final pieces in the bowel. I was told by the supplier that RAAF fighter pilots have them in their mess and installed at home by the Airforce. Long missions in anti g suits mean you must get rid of it all and it’s less weird than nappies.
TorontoJeff
And some people wonder why the west doesn't accept many countries' doctors as being "real" doctors when they emigrate.
jssongin
J Songin 1
I assume Dr Gogos is not a medical doctor and knows little or nothing about altitude physiology. Strongly concur with previous comment about her practicing to be an American politician in a politically correct city.
DaveCooke
Maybe she’s full of it?
pjbpjb
P B 1
Where is the greatest pollution in the world? Seat cushions.
jbsimms
George Carlin once said if a fart got into a seat cushion, it would take a sledgehammer to get it out...Booinggg. Whoooosh.

https://youtu.be/s1GsA3KiPYk

https://youtu.be/MnI6F2DKoOQ
jbsimms
Reminds me of this classic movie scene....

https://youtu.be/FXHkFZ-nG4Y
sparkie624
Most certainly... LOL... That was one of the Greatest scenes of all time!
lindanitzschke
It's too much intake of protein that actually causes gas, so you can add meat and dairy to the list of causes.
edman610
ed lang 1
I wont be surprised if one of the many presidential challengers takes this on as well. Greenhouse gases....lol
jbsimms
AOC should take this up as she’s dead set to eliminate cow farts as is the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Kalifornia
jdriskell
This whole discussion is a gas!
jbsimms
Great, more government regulations
timhaight
Hey America knows how to frack now, why not put a rubber tube in every seat and save fuel while we're at this nonsense. People best wake up in a hurry, a farting infidel isnt the problum in this world, its radical idiots who are to stupid to address the real issues in the world. The hell with all the starving people were flying over right now, the one next to me has no manners and just let one go. For God's sake people learn to take care of yourself, and when you become a Saint then come back and talk to us.
sgbelverta
Can we get rid of crying babies at the same time? The change in air pressure is often what makes them cry.
declanboston
This is why babies cry.
devsfan
I'd like to see air carriers introduce "kid free flights".
timhaight
How about fat free flights?
jbsimms
Flew from BHM to PHL connecting @ CLT for Command & General Staff College for the Army one Summer @ Ft. Dix “In the Sticks”.. Had to hold over PHL for 45 minutes & listen to a baby in the back cry. Next year I drove up
spdmrcht
Don't haul passengers that eat Skunks!!
airodog
It’s a great time to be a mouth-breather!

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