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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 01:34:43 PM »
Honestly, I would probably have done the same. I'm not a seasoned traveler and if a flight crew member demanded that I leave the plain I would probably have been confused, overwhelmed, feebly protesting but compliant. It would take some time for the outrage to set it.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »
Honestly, I would probably have done the same. I'm not a seasoned traveler and if a flight crew member demanded that I leave the plane I would probably have been confused, overwhelmed, feebly protesting but compliant. It would take some time for the outrage to set it.
I am not saying not to comply, but still ask for a reason. The common guidance when stopped by a cop, is to fully comply, but ask why you were pulled over, that is a very important part, and is 100% legitimate. So much more so when being asked to come of an aircraft.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 01:51:05 PM »
crazy stuff! how many times did i actually sit next someone with Body odor and just lived with it :-\
A few years ago I was stuck in Y on AZ on my way back from TLV, and had a bochur sitting next to me. At some point he took off his shoes, and the stench was unbearable. I tried to cope for a few minutes, but then gave up and politely asked him to put on his shoes. I honestly can't understand how he could bear the odor himself.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 02:04:33 PM »
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 02:09:18 PM »
I wish I had the AA steward at shacharis this morning. Guy behind me flatulated four different times spread evenly over the course of the minyan. Would've been nice for someone to give him the boot.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 02:14:37 PM »
I once made the mistake of flying AirFrance JFK-CDG and yet I survived. ‘nuff said.
reminds me of BOM-JFK

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 03:16:28 PM »
A few years ago I was stuck in Y on AZ on my way back from TLV, and had a bochur sitting next to me. At some point he took off his shoes, and the stench was unbearable. I tried to cope for a few minutes, but then gave up and politely asked him to put on his shoes. I honestly can't understand how he could bear the odor himself.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 03:33:12 PM »
Not sure who this is more embarrassing for; aa or adler...
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 04:26:23 PM »
it sounds crazy. Is it possible that the baby needed a diaper change?

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2019, 04:27:25 PM »
I don't think 'body odor' refers to a diaper change.

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2019, 04:35:50 PM »
Can they sue!?

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2019, 05:06:46 PM »
Can they sue!?

SUE? they should be sued..if they really smelled and were kicked off the flight for bad odor, why should american airlines have bared the cost to put them up....  It seems like multiple people complained and the staff of AA confirmed it..Wasnt like 1 person said it

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2019, 05:09:37 PM »
SUE? they should be sued..if they really smelled and were kicked off the flight for bad odor, why should american airlines have bared the cost to put them up....  It seems like multiple people complained and the staff of AA confirmed it..Wasnt like 1 person said it
Indeed. Which is why I was really wondering what happened while they were on board. Something doesn't add up in this story.
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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »
Dont want to get it off topic but Its time to bring some awareness to this issue.
You can find dirty people that dont shower in all religions and sectors, but there are too many of them in our ultra orthodox community
Not trying to be a self hating jew, but it kind of angers me why so many think that using deodorant or going in shower on a daily basis is against our values.
I was once in a Mikvah of a specific community that stinking is the norm and I literally almost threw up and never stepped foot again.

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Re: American kicks Jewish family off flights because of 'body odor'
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2019, 05:40:48 PM »
Sadly I agree, we discussed body odors in another friend. It's a chillul hashem for a yid to smell