Last night, a story started going viral about how passengers apparently had to get off an American Airlines flight at Raleigh-Durham Airport after a passenger passed an unbearable amount of gas. A spokesperson for the airport suggested that passengers became ill with nausea and headaches after a passenger “passed gas.”
Even though details were limited, the story was so good that I couldn’t not share it. I laughed out loud when I first saw it.
Well, unfortunately American has reached out to let me know that the story wasn’t quite accurate. Rather a mechanical issue caused an odor in the cabin, and as a result the aircraft is being reviewed by American’s maintenance team.
Now the real question is how the spokesperson for RDU Airport got the information that they shared with the press. Was the spokesperson simply misinformed, was s/he playing a practical joke, or was there some summer intern who somehow managed to twist this story?
Unfortunately the new version of the story isn’t nearly as good. I should have known this story didn’t pass the sniff test…