Under the banner headline – Sty in the Sky – The Wall Street Journal has entered the fray on discussing just how bad flying is these days. Their angle is about how dirty the planes are. Of course tighter turn rounds and increasing load factors make it a tough call to keep aircraft pristine (not helped by the fact that today people fail to dress properly when they fly –Ed).
They quote a Dana Bushman who recently flew with Continental Airlines saying her flight. " Smelled like an outhouse." Apparently sewage overflowed from a lavatory and flowed down the aisle; the blockage was caused by someone attempting to flush latex gloves down the lavatory. Had someone been conducting an operation on board or were they just cleaning the pan? Despite Co. apologizing and offering vouchers for travel Ms. Bushman says she is trying to gather support from fellow passengers to sue the carrier.
As they say in certain areas of Britain – where there’s muck there’s brass (money)