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Flatulent Passenger Prompts Written Plea to Flight Attendant

A Reddit user has posted a napkin that their mother, a flight attendant with an unknown airline, received from a distressed passenger mid-flight.

The napkin reads,

“I don’t know if you can make an announcement, but if you can you should say that whoever is farting in the areas of rows 10 to 12 should definitely see a doctor because they might have ass cancer.”

The flight attendant reportedly did not read the announcement aloud, but the note itself has gone viral since its posting on Reddit. No links between colon cancer and flatulence have yet been found, but it’s important to note that changes in air pressure can have an odoriferous effect on commercial flights.

To read more about this story, go to the Daily Mail.

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Jasatt January 24, 2016

I have had to deal with farts and super bad BO and I will take the farts over the stench of BO any flight. Geez guys take a shower before traveling between SFO and Hawaii. Guy you stunk so bad I had to hold my breath for 4 hours. I am just glad you did not remove your shoes. I travel a lot and can tell you stories you would not believe about bad passengers. I saved up to fly first class from the west coast to JFK and a young lady with a one year old sat next to me. She was flying on a buddy pass. She was constantly handing her small child to me to hold during the flight. I think I held him more than she did. It ruined my trip.

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MimiB22 January 21, 2016

As unpleasant as it is to fellow passengers, I doubt the frequent tooter is doing it on purpose. One doesn't really have control over flatulence, especially with health problems. Having said that, a general bit of wisdom would be to scrupulously avoid eating certain problem trigger foods in the 24 hours before a flight. Even if one can easily digest those foods at sea level, when in the air and confined to a seat, pressure can, er, build…

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geminidreams January 20, 2016

A supply of champagne corks to be provided o every flight so the responsible person can keep it bottled up until landing after which he/she can savour the sweet bouquet all to themselves!

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TMOliver January 19, 2016

Frijoles, frijoles, the wonderful fruit, The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot the better you fell, So let's have beans at every meal. The passing of gas in flight is natural. After all, bowels pressurized at sea level or near (or even higher after consuming many foods, beans and hard boiled eggs among them), are likely to "vent" once flight cabin altitude, 7000'+/, a substantial pressure differential, is reached.

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mummy January 19, 2016

I was immediately drawn to this story because I had the same unfortunate experience on my flight from ATL to LIM last fall. I sat behind a person that was farting practically every 5 minutes throughout the entire flight. It was such an unreal and unbelievable experience that I am even willing to bet that the "farter" that triggerred the note on the internet is the same as on my flight.....there just can't be more than one individual that farts at such frequency and with such a stench, and is totally oblivious to the impact his flatulence on other passengers. Believe me, the fart stench was real and had nothing to do air pressure changes having odorous effect on commercial flights. Needless to say, I spent a good deal of my ATL - LIM flight in the galley.