Best strategies for discretely applying deodorant to fellow pax?

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  1. J.Edward
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    My UAX flight to SEA stinks. Literally. The charmer sitting next to me has decided to forego the use of deodorant and when that's coupled with his frequent fidgeting and reaching up to adjust his air vent for the 238th time, it's creating quite the experience on my delayed CR7.

    As such, I'm trying to formulate a plan to apply an entire stick, or more if nesscesary, to stomp out that foul reek and would appreciate any tips for how to go about doing this...especially as they've just shut off the airplane and it's only going to get hotter!
     
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    I prefer body spray in these situations, then you can just pull it out and hose him or her down.
     
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    :eek:, literally! Any other open seats? This reminds me of the episode of AirLine, where the WN staff refuse boarding to a man that reeks. They get him some clean clothing, and have him hose down..
     
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    I've been on that flight too many times, there is no escape. How UA runs CR7s LAX-SEA is beyond me.
     
  5. Hartmann
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    Vaseline under your nose. Reapply as needed.
     
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    Agree, this is a time when an aerosol solution is the best.
     
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    I was not sitting next to you this time JE [​IMG]
     
  8. Not Vaseline-- Vicks VapoRub or something similar.
     
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    Simple issue to solve. Order 2 of your favorite strong alcoholic beverage. One for sippin, and one for accidentally spilling on the offender. The alcohol will help mask much of the odor. It is far better to sit next to someone who stinks like a drunk than fried onions.
     
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    Excellent idea!
    I was once upgraded to F mid-flight on LH after the purser was able to verify my stinking seat neighbour from 3 rows away.
    She moved 3-4 people around the cabin and sprayed perfume from the F bathroom onto the floor.
     
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    One could always make a...erm..."deposit" in the lav and not shut the door on the way out.
     
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    a friend of mine always has a perfume probe with her.......... she said, its the turkey way
     
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    OMG

    I like the perfume idea. May even encourage stinky to move elsewhere if he/she is sensitive to too much perfume.
     
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    If your flight is catered with blankets, use one to create a stink shield. Otherwise, why not pay the pers[​IMG]n in 29E to buy/borrow his stink shield for the remainder of the flight? 29E is always equipped with such a device.
     
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    Kill it with fire?
     
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    :eek:!! Too bad that UA is replacing the decent blankets with the blue, gauze pads! :mad: Those things are not thick enough to form stink shields.

    Which is worse?
     
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    Ahh yes, thank you for the correction.
     
  18. Lucky
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    Always take it up with the GA before you leave. Spoke to an FA about this recently and she said she recently had to remove a passenger from a flight due to their odor. Then again, if they don't remove him, that could make for an awkward flight...
     
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    That'll work as long as the blanket is clean. [​IMG]
     
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    "There should be a B.O. squad that patrols the plane like a "Smell Gestapo". To sniff 'em out, strip 'em down, and wash them with a big, soapy brush..."(edited seinfield from the smelly car episode)
     
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    Gestapo is Not a nice reference.
     
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    I didn't mean to offend u Rambuster so I apologize if I did...
    BTW here is UD's definition"
    Airport Gestapo; The Federal Transport Security Agency, or any similar airport security screening outfit that commits draconian and degrading invasion of privacy and violation of rights of passengers in the course of its duty, usually under full government protection and no right to recourse."
     
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    This thread reminds me of my first flight to Rome many years ago. Sadly, there was nothing I could do about this issue with the person sitting beside me, except to try to sleep.

    Cheers,
     
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    AGree. This is what our friendly police officers use when attending to a call that may involve a dead body. They smear Vicks vaporub under their nose to deaden (no pun intended) the smell!
     
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    Come to think of it I was on an Aeroflot flight years ago where there appeared to be a widespread soap and water shortage.
    I remember 'Ben Gay' became a good friend on that flight.
     

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