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Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46120507

Around two tonnes of durian, the world's stinkiest fruit, was in the cargo hold of the Sriwijaya Air flight, bound for Jakarta from Bengkulu.
It seems that the smell got into the cabin during loading and the number of passengers complaining grew and grew. I have smelt this and found it disgusting to me, to be sitting on 2 tons must be awful.

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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:40 pm

Good grief. Fresh Durian is quite good. Just do all possible to not smell it. Also, don't drink coke with Durian.

I am amazed they were trying to ship fresh durian. 2 tons of durian would be awful. My carrier does not accept fresh durian. They should have cooled it. Does not smell anywhere near as bad when it is cold.

For those that don't know, durian smells like week old garbage that has been sitting in the sun.

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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:21 pm

That fruit should be destroyed! I imagine it’s worse than papayas.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:36 pm

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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:53 pm

n757kw wrote:
Also, don't drink coke with Durian.


Why?
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:55 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
That fruit should be destroyed! I imagine it’s worse than papayas.


It tastes like heaven.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm

Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:02 pm

questions wrote:
n757kw wrote:
Also, don't drink coke with Durian.


Why?


The gas is worse than the smell of the durian itself. Just don't do it.

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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:16 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
That fruit should be destroyed! I imagine it’s worse than papayas.


Papayas don't smell bad unless they're rotten. Durian smells bad even when it's fresh. I've never eaten it. Some people say it tastes nice, I just got to take their word for it. I'm not going to try.

I imagine it'll be a problem for the airline for quite a while, that smell is pretty persistent even after the fruit is gone. They'll have to leave it parked on the platform somewhere with all the doors open for at least a week to get the smell out.

Lesson for the airline: don't haul durians on passenger aircraft. If you have to do it, use a freighter aircraft for it. Not that it smells any less bad on a freighter, but at least you got nobody complaining about it.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:31 pm

sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.


No, you're not! I have seen Westerners squatting by the side of the roads eating durians. :lol:
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Once smelled Durian at an asian market in Seattle once.

What shocks me is that someone, somepoint in the past decided it was a good idea to eat it. What went through their mind?!?!
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:20 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
That fruit should be destroyed! I imagine it’s worse than papayas.


Papayas don't smell bad unless they're rotten. Durian smells bad even when it's fresh. I've never eaten it. Some people say it tastes nice, I just got to take their word for it. I'm not going to try.

I imagine it'll be a problem for the airline for quite a while, that smell is pretty persistent even after the fruit is gone. They'll have to leave it parked on the platform somewhere with all the doors open for at least a week to get the smell out.

Lesson for the airline: don't haul durians on passenger aircraft. If you have to do it, use a freighter aircraft for it. Not that it smells any less bad on a freighter, but at least you got nobody complaining about it.


I’ve had relatives eat it just fine (without gettin sick). I smell it or put it in my mouth and start gagging :yuck: .

I actually thought durians were prohibited on planes.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:16 pm

PayaLebar wrote:
sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.


No, you're not! I have seen Westerners squatting by the side of the roads eating durians. :lol:


Glad I am not the only one then.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:23 pm

trpmb6 wrote:
What shocks me is that someone, somepoint in the past decided it was a good idea to eat it. What went through their mind?!?!


B/c it actually taste good?

CarlosSi wrote:
I actually thought durians were prohibited on planes.


I believe some airlines do prohibit one from bringing them into passenger cabins. And I know for sure many malls or mass transit (i.e. Singapore MRT, which has a specific sign of "No Durian") in SE Asia prohibit one from bringing those inside, also.

P.S. Durians is always VERY polarizing (more polarizing than some politicians or A v. B arguments) :duck: . People either really love them and even pay quite a bit of money for the "nicest" Durians, or they are turned away by the smell and can't even put them anywhere near their mouth. I'm in the former group :cloudnine:
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm

sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.

This Westerner had to push it down with large amounts of beer.

You can get fined in Singapore for bringing it on the subway, I can't imagine why the airline thought this was a good idea.
 
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Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:27 pm

Although being European, I ate durian while in Indonesia many years ago. I can confirm it tastes good !

In any convenient hotel of South east Asia, durian consumption is strictly prohibited, as the stench may spread to all rooms via the ventilation system...

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