Diaper doo doo clogs plane lavs, flight cancelled

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    PHOENIX, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- United Airlines said a "blockage in the lavatory" -- which a passenger identified as a soiled diaper -- caused a Phoenix-to-Cleveland flight to be canceled.

    Airline spokesman Charles Hobart said United Airlines Flight 294 was canceled shortly before it was due to leave Phoenix Monday due to a "blockage in the lavatory," the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Wednesday.

    "A blockage occurred in the lavatory, which caused several of the lavatories on the airplane to become inoperable," Hobart said. "We realized we would have to cancel the flight in order to fix the aircraft."

    United said some customers who were to catch connecting flights in Cleveland were rebooked on different flights, while 71 passengers bound for Cleveland as their final destination were put up in nearby hotels for the night and left Phoenix the following morning on the now clog-free plane.
     
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    Wow... some people are just unspeakably stupid.

    I've had the misfortune of having to deal with a diaper change in-flight, but you prepare for that type of stuff -- yes, even the dreaded number twos. When our toddler was still in diapers we would carry several plastic bags to deal with the offending package, and stuff the whole thing in the lav trash can.

    It takes a special kind of moron to try to flush a diaper down an airplane toilet.
     
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  3. owenbrowntrout

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    Does not have to be a special type. Could be any type.
     
  4. Newscience

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    And we so fondly recall flights from San Juan, where our fellow passengers would change soiled diapers directly on the seat in front of/behind us!
     
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    Is it because some people are uncommonly clueless, or that they just don't have a sense of shame any longer?
    I hope for the former, but anticipate it is the latter :oops:
     
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    There are some very special people who fit both categories. :)
     

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