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2014-08-26 11:51:44 AM  
A stinky Frenchman? Mon dieu! Donnez-moi le fromage.
 
2014-08-26 11:57:12 AM  
"I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!
 
2014-08-26 12:00:15 PM  
I suspect it was a pretext to free up some space in an overhead compartment. The guy probably had a giant carry on full of cheese and art supplies.
 
2014-08-26 12:48:19 PM  
A 27-year-old man from Paris was thrown off a plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport because he smelled bad

Well this is shocking said no one ever.
 
2014-08-26 01:34:45 PM  
"I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

Yes, you total fecking idiot, THIS IS THE F*CKING PROBLEM!!

I support the airline wholeheartedly and hope this becomes standard practice.
 
2014-08-26 02:02:41 PM  

MrBallou: I suspect it was a pretext to free up some space in an overhead compartment. The guy probably had a giant carry on full of cheese and art supplies.


I don't know why I find that so amusing.
 
2014-08-26 02:03:01 PM  
He also said the incident had "completely changed his view of America", a country he had "dreamed" of visiting.

Mission accomplished.
 
2014-08-26 02:04:24 PM  

AteMyBrain: He also said the incident had "completely changed his view of America", a country he had "dreamed" of visiting.

Mission accomplished.


That stinks.
 
2014-08-26 02:05:35 PM  

gopher321: A stinky Frenchman? Mon dieu! Donnez-moi le fromage.


That's all you can say! That's all you can say!
 
2014-08-26 02:06:50 PM  

Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!


It was probably the perfume that was causing the problem to begin with.
 
2014-08-26 02:08:54 PM  
"I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

The people around you shouldn't have to suffer because you "covered" yourself in perfume. Being French is bad enough as it is
 
2014-08-26 02:09:38 PM  

spawn73: Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!

It was probably the perfume that was causing the problem to begin with.


Or it just made it worse. Bad BO is bad. Bad BO + lots of perfume/deodorant means two offensive odors trying to out do one another.
 
2014-08-26 02:11:31 PM  

Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!


namegoeshere: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

Yes, you total fecking idiot, THIS IS THE F*CKING PROBLEM!!

I support the airline wholeheartedly and hope this becomes standard practice.



I still remember the time I learned the phrase "you smell like a French whore".

/My Dad said it to me after I applied way too much cologne before a dance back in elementary school.
 
2014-08-26 02:12:52 PM  
He didn't use the right brand....I liberally cover myself with Axe body spray before I board a flight....the stewardesses are all over me.
 
2014-08-26 02:13:40 PM  
"A 27-year-old man from Paris..."

I stopped reading right there. I'd expect nothing different from most people from France, man or woman, which reminds me...

-----

How can you pick out the one hot French lady in a crowd?

She'll be the one that looks like heaven and smells like hell.
 
2014-08-26 02:15:22 PM  
The only thing worse than the smell of a dirty person is the smell of a dirty person that has been drenched in cheap perfume/cologne/aftershave in an attempt to hide the dirty person smell.

/take a bath you dirty hippy frenchie
 
2014-08-26 02:16:07 PM  
It is tempting to be as unwashed as possible in anticipation of the TSA groping that has become standard at security checkpoints...

/ball soup
 
2014-08-26 02:17:09 PM  

DigitalCoffee: The only thing worse than the smell of a dirty person is the smell of a dirty person that has been drenched in cheap perfume/cologne/aftershave in an attempt to hide the dirty person smell.

/take a bath you dirty hippy frenchie



He also deserves negative bonus points for using the free cologne/perfume samples at the duty free shop.  Nobody likes a cheap bastard.
 
2014-08-26 02:19:04 PM  
We can solve this with showers in the restroom terminals.
 
2014-08-26 02:20:09 PM  
I suppose the tipoff wasn't his name on his passport: Pepe le Peu.
 
2014-08-26 02:21:08 PM  

rjakobi: We can solve this with showers in the restroom terminals.



That wouldn't work. The French have avoided showers since the WWII...incident.
 
2014-08-26 02:28:00 PM  

Snarfangel: rjakobi: We can solve this with showers in the restroom terminals.


That wouldn't work. The French have avoided showers since the WWII...incident.


You totally win the one free ticket to Hell for this thread.

Well done.
 
2014-08-26 02:28:27 PM  
GOOD!

I don't want some stinky asshole smelling up the small confines of an airplane.
Have some decency and take a bath!
 
2014-08-26 02:29:35 PM  
I think it was Jean Paul Sartre who wrote, "hell is other people."
And he should know, since he was from France.
 
2014-08-26 02:31:21 PM  
An American airlines spokesman told The Local he was aware of the man's allegations, but denied smell was the reason he was forced off the flight.

Spokesman Ian Bradley said: "Basically it was a visa issue" that was only noticed once the passenger was on the plane.



You know what they say about the cover-up being worse than the crime itself, dude?

I've been on that flight....it's 10+ hours, I don't blame them if the guy was stinking up the joint and they kicked him off for that.

If it truly was a visa problem, he wouldn't have seen the inside of the airplane.
 
2014-08-26 02:34:14 PM  
I'm with the airlines on this one. The other passengers should not have to put up with your stench. Take a bath, and wear clean, appropriate clothes.
 
2014-08-26 02:35:04 PM  

namegoeshere: Snarfangel: rjakobi: We can solve this with showers in the restroom terminals.


That wouldn't work. The French have avoided showers since the WWII...incident.

You totally win the one free ticket to Hell for this thread.

Well done.


It was the only kind of offense that they could muster..They were not raising their arms in surrender..
 
2014-08-26 02:36:47 PM  
The "victim" claims it was discrimination? I don't think being a stinky SOB is a protected class.
 
2014-08-26 02:37:27 PM  

The_Sponge: Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!

namegoeshere: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

Yes, you total fecking idiot, THIS IS THE F*CKING PROBLEM!!

I support the airline wholeheartedly and hope this becomes standard practice.


I still remember the time I learned the phrase "you smell like a French whore".

/My Dad said it to me after I applied way too much cologne before a dance back in elementary school.


Nice. Learned it the exact same way >_>

"tough titty said the kitty when the milk ran dry"
 
2014-08-26 02:37:42 PM  

DigitalCoffee: The only thing worse than the smell of a dirty person is the smell of a dirty person that has been drenched in cheap perfume/cologne/aftershave in an attempt to hide the dirty person smell.

/take a bath you dirty hippy frenchie


Yeah. I'm trying to imagine the hell that would be a flight from Dallas to France beside someone who reeked like that. Jesus.
 
2014-08-26 02:38:06 PM  
I've spent lots of time in France, and dated a French woman for a year.  I never, ever once came across anyone who stunk in France who wasn't homeless.

This guy was an Algerian who covered himself in perfume.
 
2014-08-26 02:40:44 PM  
Repeat after me:

Drakkar Noir

/You probably said it with quasi-European accent.
 
2014-08-26 02:40:57 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-26 02:45:55 PM  

Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!


Saw a homeless guy do that at the A&F at South Street Seaport.  Walked right in and bathed himself in the samplers.  Great NYC moment.
 
2014-08-26 02:47:50 PM  

topcon: I've spent lots of time in France, and dated a French woman for a year.  I never, ever once came across anyone who stunk in France who wasn't homeless.

This guy was an Algerian who covered himself in perfume.


Nobody else in the thread has picked that up from the article.

SCARY MOOOSLINNN ! Off the plane NOW !
 
2014-08-26 03:00:55 PM  
Bathe, clean clothes, no perfume/cologne, then unwrap your lutafiske and limburger sandwich, chow down, and sip your darian juice cocktail. Voila! Vous et Le homme d'or.
 
2014-08-26 03:13:37 PM  
I can see this very easy. I once had a Tunisian man come to my office for an appointment. I swear to god he reeked so bad the receptionist was gagging. I had to open my door as my eyes were watering and had dry heaves of a sort. I cut meeting very short and had the receptionist bring in Lysol, Glade, Fabreze, and whatever else she could find. I left for 90 minutes and when I came back the stink was still lingering...strongly! I ended up having to take the rest of the day off. I think it actually clinged to my own clothes as I was choking all the way home.
 
2014-08-26 03:19:20 PM  
A couple months ago, I was on a non-stop flight from Boston to Los Angeles. I had a window seat, and a fairly attractive young Indian woman sat down next to me. She was nicely dressed, with a silk blouse and conservative skirt. But it was, without a doubt, the worst body odor I've ever smelled. It wasn't failed deodorant; there was no was distant was ever applied. And though she looked clean (hair wasn't greasy or anything) I have to believe it was multiple days of built up BO.

I was honestly having trouble breathing through it, and I could taste it when I breathed through my mouth.

At one point, She reached up to adjust the air, the smell got much stronger, and I literally got close to tossing my cookies. My upper lip got sweaty, and my stomach was rolling.

It's the first time I wished I had a stopover.
 
2014-08-26 03:19:45 PM  

rjakobi: We can solve this with showers in the restroom terminals.


You know who else had free showers?
 
2014-08-26 03:30:18 PM  
Obligatory:
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 03:31:23 PM  

Podmore: A couple months ago, I was on a non-stop flight from Boston to Los Angeles. I had a window seat, and a fairly attractive young Indian woman sat down next to me. She was nicely dressed, with a silk blouse and conservative skirt. But it was, without a doubt, the worst body odor I've ever smelled. It wasn't failed deodorant; there was no was distant was ever applied. And though she looked clean (hair wasn't greasy or anything) I have to believe it was multiple days of built up BO.

I was honestly having trouble breathing through it, and I could taste it when I breathed through my mouth.

At one point, She reached up to adjust the air, the smell got much stronger, and I literally got close to tossing my cookies. My upper lip got sweaty, and my stomach was rolling.

It's the first time I wished I had a stopover.


You should have told the pilot to put the "Patel to the metal" so you could have arrived in L.A. sooner.
 
2014-08-26 03:31:34 PM  

The_Sponge: Snarfangel: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

And that didn't work? Those beasts!

namegoeshere: "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop," he told AFP.

Yes, you total fecking idiot, THIS IS THE F*CKING PROBLEM!!

I support the airline wholeheartedly and hope this becomes standard practice.


I still remember the time I learned the phrase "you smell like a French whore".


My dad used to use that phrase all the time, although not directed at me. The thing was, when I was little I didn't know what a whore was. I heard it as "hoar" and somehow got that mixed up with "boar," and for years had this picture in my mind of a wild pig wearing a beret. And didn't understand at all what it had to do with perfume.
 
2014-08-26 03:37:45 PM  

The_Sponge: Repeat after me:

Drakkar Noir

/You probably said it with quasi-European accent.


My grandmother used to work at a department store that sold the stuff. On a visit one time, she brought a small sample with her. I was cleaning one day, and stashed it in a pencil cup. Then later, after if completely forgotten it was there, I shoved a bunch of pens in and broke the vial at the bottom. It was over 20 years ago, but I still remember the smell because it didn't go away.

I can imagine how a man drenched in the stuff would be intolerable.
 
2014-08-26 03:38:23 PM  
Nogale:

I still remember the time I learned the phrase "you smell like a French whore".

My dad used to use that phrase all the time, although not directed at me. The thing was, when I was little I didn't know what a whore was. I heard it as "hoar" and somehow got that mixed up with "boar," and for years had this picture in my mind of a wild pig wearing a beret. And didn't understand at all what it had to do with perfume.


www.toughpigs.com
 
2014-08-26 03:45:27 PM  

patrick767: The "victim" claims it was discrimination? I don't think being a stinky SOB is a protected class.


It might be under French law, tho.
 
2014-08-26 03:47:20 PM  
It could be both were true; the man had a minor visa problem (typo etc.) that ordinarily would have been simple to clear up, but when the gate agents smelled him in the process, they decided he had to go.
 
2014-08-26 03:47:41 PM  

Podmore: A couple months ago, I was on a non-stop flight from Boston to Los Angeles. I had a window seat, and a fairly attractive young Indian woman sat down next to me. She was nicely dressed, with a silk blouse and conservative skirt. But it was, without a doubt, the worst body odor I've ever smelled. It wasn't failed deodorant; there was no was distant was ever applied. And though she looked clean (hair wasn't greasy or anything) I have to believe it was multiple days of built up BO.

I was honestly having trouble breathing through it, and I could taste it when I breathed through my mouth.

At one point, She reached up to adjust the air, the smell got much stronger, and I literally got close to tossing my cookies. My upper lip got sweaty, and my stomach was rolling.

It's the first time I wished I had a stopover.



30 years of air travel without a problem. Recently flew from Sydney to Vancouver and I must have been sitting next to her sister. It was best described as an overpowering stench. It was a LONG flight. I now carry a container of Vicks with me... Just in case.
 
2014-08-26 03:48:12 PM  

zulius: gopher321: A stinky Frenchman? Mon dieu! Donnez-moi le fromage.

That's all you can say! That's all you can say!


I might be the only one who caught this one. I say congratulations to you!

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 03:57:47 PM  

kertus: I now carry a container of Vicks with me... Just in case.


What good advice!
 
2014-08-26 03:59:55 PM  

kertus: Podmore: A couple months ago, I was on a non-stop flight from Boston to Los Angeles. I had a window seat, and a fairly attractive young Indian woman sat down next to me. She was nicely dressed, with a silk blouse and conservative skirt. But it was, without a doubt, the worst body odor I've ever smelled. It wasn't failed deodorant; there was no was distant was ever applied. And though she looked clean (hair wasn't greasy or anything) I have to believe it was multiple days of built up BO.

I was honestly having trouble breathing through it, and I could taste it when I breathed through my mouth.

At one point, She reached up to adjust the air, the smell got much stronger, and I literally got close to tossing my cookies. My upper lip got sweaty, and my stomach was rolling.

It's the first time I wished I had a stopover.


30 years of air travel without a problem. Recently flew from Sydney to Vancouver and I must have been sitting next to her sister. It was best described as an overpowering stench. It was a LONG flight. I now carry a container of Vicks with me... Just in case.


From my social work days: A smear of Vicks under the nose and a Halls eucalyptus in the mouth and you won't smell even the stench of Satan himself.

The problem is, this will not keep the evil stink from sticking to you. And it will. IT WILL. The Seinfeld episode? Sauce me? Reality.

I once hung my leather motorcycle jacket over the railing of my first floor balcony in an attempt to remove The Odor.

No one took it.

/I can still smell it
//15 years later
///I CAN STILL F*CKING SMELL IT
 
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