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(SFGate)   Mystery odor on flight prompts return to Oakland -- where it only got worse once the doors were opened   (sfgate.com) divider line 36
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2012-06-13 01:07:57 AM
Headline does not lie. I was driving 580/880 through there Sunday night, and holy shiat. And by that I mean it must have been godlike mountains of crap.
 
2012-06-13 01:44:11 AM
A whiff of intrigue to this story....
 
2012-06-13 02:14:44 AM
Oakland to Burbank by way of Lodi. It's to be expected.
 
2012-06-13 02:15:36 AM
According to the law of She Who Smelt It Dealt It, I'd suggest pointing the finger at the flight attendant who fell ill.
 
2012-06-13 02:19:38 AM
I'll say this for Oakland Airport: those redeye flights to Mexico on Volaris are dirt cheap. Makes Greyhound look expensive.
 
2012-06-13 02:20:49 AM

vossiewulf: by t


Mix an industrial area with a large port and lots of corruption and gangs... and you're gonna have a bad time. K?
 
2012-06-13 02:22:00 AM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-13 02:35:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: According to the law of She Who Smelt It Dealt It, I'd suggest pointing the finger at the flight attendant who fell ill.


Don't forget 'The People v. Whoever Said The Rhyme, Did The Crime'.
 
2012-06-13 02:36:45 AM
If you are on a flight to Burbank you'd do well to turn around and go back to Oakland.
 
2012-06-13 02:44:07 AM
Come now, parts of Oakland are lovely. I have some good friends who live there and their place isn't stinky at all.
 
2012-06-13 02:48:54 AM
Thanks, Subs.
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2012-06-13 02:52:13 AM

fusillade762: Come now, parts of Oakland are lovely. I have some good friends who live there and their place isn't stinky at all.


No! Don't tell people that! We try to keep that a secret.
 
2012-06-13 03:00:58 AM

fusillade762: Come now, parts of Oakland are lovely. I have some good friends who live there and their place isn't stinky at all.



It can stink real good in Oakland, if you go to the right places.
 
2012-06-13 03:03:10 AM
Ever been to New Delhi? My colleague couldn't wait to get a whiff of that fresh Newark air!
 
2012-06-13 03:03:58 AM
What I like about Oakland is that from the BART it's easy to escape to the airport.

Other than to escape the Bay Area why would I go to Oakland? To arrive there?
 
2012-06-13 03:16:53 AM
Nuke from orbit, etc., etc.
 
2012-06-13 04:15:20 AM
On another note, has anyone ever been on a flight where there wasn't a mystery odor that probably made at least one person feel ill? Between the inconsiderate a-holes brining on foul smelling food too the jerks with no sense of hygiene there's always something.
 
2012-06-13 05:40:37 AM
At least they don't have to shut the whole airport down when it rains, like SFO
 
2012-06-13 06:17:39 AM
Except for the returning to base part, sounds like pretty much every flight I've ever been on.
 
2012-06-13 07:01:17 AM
Maybe it came from Detroit and still had some residue on it?
 
2012-06-13 07:18:31 AM
I LOLed
 
2012-06-13 07:29:10 AM
all right who had Taco Bell just before take off

/if you eat Taco Bell you know the grab bars on the handicap (cadillac pooper) are there to help prevent take off
 
2012-06-13 07:36:41 AM

D_Evans45: It can stink real good in Oakland, if you go to the right places.


West Grand near the Bay Bridge, there's a wastewater treatment plant. On some days that definitely smells, but that's true for any similar place. shiat stinks.
 
2012-06-13 07:37:51 AM

RussianPooper: D_Evans45: It can stink real good in Oakland, if you go to the right places.

West Grand near the Bay Bridge, there's a wastewater treatment plant. On some days that definitely smells, but that's true for any similar place. shiat stinks.


Wait a minute, I think I missed your point about the "good stink". That's definitely prevalent here.
 
2012-06-13 07:43:50 AM
OP's mom flew to Oakland?
 
2012-06-13 08:37:51 AM
I didn't get it
I didn't get it
I didn't get it

then

...

OOOhhhhhh.
 
2012-06-13 08:46:49 AM

vossiewulf: Headline does not lie. I was driving 580/880 through there Sunday night, and holy shiat. And by that I mean it must have been godlike mountains of crap.


it actualy is.
media.ignimgs.com
 
2012-06-13 09:16:46 AM
I was driving through stockyards and manure rendering ... and then i smelled a skunk ... I was so happy for the skunk smell.
 
SH
2012-06-13 09:38:50 AM
Weeners I see at article page:

Silent but deadly.

All threads over.
 
2012-06-13 09:45:38 AM

fusillade762: Come now, parts of Oakland are lovely. I have some good friends who live there and their place isn't stinky at all.


As long as you aren't in murder alley, Oakland is full of very nice Asian people.
 
2012-06-13 11:34:04 AM
Yep, it's hellish. Stay home.
 
2012-06-13 01:05:47 PM
At least it isn't Beijing, where I literally could see the air stream coming to my nose with every breath. I've never seen the air I'm breathing before.
 
2012-06-13 01:31:56 PM
Maybe someone brought this aboard and started om nom noming it:

i46.tinypic.com

Lake Merritt should start stinking up pretty soon as the weather heats up.
 
2012-06-13 02:03:33 PM

SwiftFox: At least they don't have to shut the whole airport down when it rains, like SFO


CSB:
Had several fun landings at SFO recently, both foggy. For the first one, the fog was at about 50 feet all the way through 5000 feet (but 0-50 feet was clear), so we couldn't see the runway until the last second. Made it.

The second, it was foggy all the way down, couldn't even see the tip of the wing. Standard approach, engines slow down, gear goes down, coasting, coasting, then FULL THROTTLE and up up up. The captain gets on and says "as you can tell, we didn't land. We were about 1000 feet higher than we were supposed to be, so that'll be a missed approach. Circling around to try again." Anyone that flys knows that at the moments before touchdown, the engines are basically idling and the pilot (or computer) is executing a controlled crash onto the runway. I was nervous we were going to stall at 1000 feet. :( Shouldn't the ILS have taken care of that?
/CSB
 
2012-06-13 03:56:21 PM
So sorry. Lunch didn't agree with me.

/I have been "that guy" on airplanes before
 
2012-06-13 04:03:03 PM

Groink: Maybe someone brought this aboard and started om nom noming it:

[i46.tinypic.com image 300x355]

Lake Merritt should start stinking up pretty soon as the weather heats up.


Oh man. Durian. The only fruit to smell like a rotting corpse, and taste like a cross between propane and citrus. I wonder who the hell was hungry enough to eat the first one of those.
 
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