Gross! 5 things not to do on a plane

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  1. sobore
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    http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/23/6918363-gross-5-things-not-to-do-on-a-plane

    The summer travel season is barely underway and already we have a suitcase-full of stories about passengers booted from airplanes for being potty-mouthed, improperly dressed or otherwise over-the-line.

    On June 16, a basketball player from the University of New Mexico was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for refusing to hike up his saggy pants while boarding a US Airways flight.
    A few days earlier, a children’s book author was removed from an Atlantic Southwest Airlines flight at Detroit Metro Airport after a flight attendant overhead him cursing about a flight delay.
    In Europe, a passenger stripped naked June 9 and then locked himself in the lavatory on a Frankfurt-bound Iberia flight, prompting the pilot to turn around and head back to Madrid.

    And in May, a United Airlines passenger flying from Spokane, Wash., to Denver was arrested after allegedly masturbating in his seat.
    While bad in-flight behavior can certainly get you removed from a plane or even arrested, other onboard etiquette violations are just plain gross. Here are five examples of questionable passenger activities that we hope you steer clear of on your next flight.

    Toenail clippers
    An unsettling number of travelers report witnessing other passengers clipping toenails mid-flight. Jill Bazeley of Merritt Island, Fla., can’t forget the “scruffy-looking fellow” she sat next to on a flight from Denver to San Diego. “Through an hour or so of studious picking at his filthy feet, he managed to deposit an unpleasant bounty of skin peelings on the cabin floor,” said Bazeley.

    On-the-seat diaper changers
    Alex Kremer of Boulder, Colo., is still grossed out by the couple traveling with their baby in first class on a United Airlines flight. “At one point in the flight, I looked up and saw the mother changing the baby's used diaper right on the seat. She then used her blanket to clean up and tried to hand it to the flight attendant, who rightly told her to handle her own waste.”

    Scantily-clad seatmates
    US Airways acknowledged Wednesday that it recently permitted a man dressed in women's underwear to fly, but in 2007, student and Hooters waitress Kyla Ebbert was asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight because a crew member declared her in-flight attire too skimpy. She was eventually allowed to continue on the flight, but Southwest may have had a point: When Ebbert visited the “TODAY” show wearing the same outfit, rebroadcasts were edited because Ebbert accidentally flashed the national television audience when she sat down.

    Bawdy browsers
    Not every X-rated website gets blocked by in-flight Wi-Fi, and it’s easy for travelers to load porn on portable devices. But watching that stuff on airplanes is “just creepy,” former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater recently told Overhead Bin. He said anyone uncomfortable telling a seatmate to can the porn should “by all means ask for help.”

    Stinky snackers
    Some people don’t bother to shower before heading to the airport. Others think fried chicken, barbecue ribs and other smelly, greasy and messy meals are acceptable grab-n’-go fare. Guess what? They’re not.
     
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    Well we know it was not Dovster who made the complaint :) I have done a fair bit of research into the young lady in question (including the playboy pictorial that followed ;)) and would advise that further comment is useless without photos :)

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    The skirt does seem a little short when the young lady is seated :)
     
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    And then there are the people who get on SEA flights with fresh durian. Luckily it happens rarely now. I will never forget my flight for BKK to HKG with that horrible smell. It may have been different were we offered some to eat, but we weren't.
     
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    I believe Dovster as would many other male MP members would be outraged by this young lady. We male members should take it upon ourselves to do our do diligence and perfom a security 'pat down' of this lady to insure everyones safety. (Pat down not to exceed 2 hours)
     
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    Of course south west is no stranger to mini-skirts :)

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    Have a great day :)
     
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    I remember PSA, even though I lived in Bahrain then.
     
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    I read the SEA here, at first, as Seattle. I was surprised that durian would be such an issue in the Pacific Northwest!
     
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    J&C - beat me to it!

    As far as the questionable behaviors described in the article go,
    I say, lighten up, get over it.
     
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    Them there be hot pants. Those were the days.
     
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    I never thought I'd see you make a comment like this. I thought that your philosophy was that the skimpier the better for clothing of attractive young women.
     
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    I remember PSA too, especially the weekend flights within California that seemed to be filled with unaccompanied minors who were children of divorce commuting between parents every week. I hope none were emotionally traumatized by the FA's uniforms.
     
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    bring back the good ol' days.......
     
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    It is, I was just being diplomatic. Also I chose not to post the picture where she attempted to sit down and flashed the studio audience while doing so ala sharon stone :)
     
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    But was she wearing underwear?
     
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    Try Sammy Haggar if you must pursue that line ;)
     
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    We could meet there for the answer, but not everyone can follow us, so it might be a little unfair not to answer here.
     
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    Is Sobore not a SHAGer? Has he never visited the thread?
     
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    As a gold member yourself, you would be aware of the high moral and social standards that are required to achieve such an honour from Randy and Co ;)

    My favourite of his many award winning posts follows ;)

     
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    High moral and social standards?:confused: Here?:eek: I never got that message. :ponly that we're expected to be nice and helpful which seems pretty independent of the presence or lack :Dof clothing, ;)male or female.:cool:
     
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    less clothing usually results in more friendly ;)
     
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    High moral and social standards are expected here on MP as well as service to the public.
    I have done my part as I am the one who sends you all the Viagra spam.
    ...and no I don't just post in men's and woman's clothing, occasionally the clown costume comes out.
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    Now I understand why I am not worthy to be Gold. My moral standards obviously are not "high" enough because I am not under the influence of strange substances. I am only now beginning to understand.
     
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    Is wine a strange substance?
     
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