L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29940 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (16 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 824 times:
"I love the smell of avgas in the morning....that pungent 100 low lead oder....it smells like.....FLYING!!!"
Ok seriously. I have been in aircraft that smelled like formaldahyde (New Airplane). Jet Fuel, Fish and of course there was that less then memerable flight that I was on where we hit turbulence and the blue juice in the lave splash up out of the toilets. I am really glad I didn't have to clean that mess up.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Mrknowitall From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (16 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 824 times:
Well Colin, you got a lot of dumb, and predictably silly, answers to a good question. I, too, have wondered why airliners have that unique smell. My best guess is that it is mostly the carpet flooring and the upholstery used on the seats and whatever fire-retardant properties they must have. Perhaps a bit of aviation fuel smell might be mixed in there too because the doors are often open to the outside during turnaround where the smell of av gas is clearly present. Usually unique smells are a combination of several odors that combine to a make distinct odor all its own. I doubt that the food or lavatories play any significant part in that world-reknown cabin smell that is, really, only detected upon first boarding a plane. I believe it is mostly the upholstery.
P.S. I think "Virgin Atlantic" meant to say flatulation, not flagellation. You must forgive him, he's studying English as a second language.
Virgin Atlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (16 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 824 times:
I tried to use words that are not that crass. I spelt it wrong but the meaning got across. I must admit I wonder what a fight smells like. Also you have only been in here about a week so were do you get the idea English is my second language? Well it is not I have spoken english all my life.
PS The reason I worte that response was if you look at adverts like the Peptol Bismol advert and other products like that the all seem to be on a plane. Muy intereste. No?