The next time you complain about a crappy flight, think of the passengers on a U.S. Airways flight last week that was forced to make an emergency landing.
Because a dog pooped en route from L.A. to Philadelphia.
Flight 598 was going smoothly until passengers started smelling something foul. Something people said smelled like dog feces. It was dog feces.
"About an hour into the flight, I started smelling a terrible smell,” passenger Steve McCall told Inside Edition in an interview after the trauma.
“I look up the aisle way and there's a dog pooping right in the middle of the aisle. It's a big dog, three or four feet tall or long, and he was just going!"
Other passengers began Tweeting their complaints, and while the crew cleaned up the mess, the lingering stench permeated the US Airways cabin.
Then the unthinkable happened, according to McCall:
“An hour later, it still smelled bad, and after they cleaned it all up, it pooped again! A couple people started dry-heaving, a couple of people were throwing up."
That certainly doesn't make for the best customer experience. But things got worse. There was a long way to go, and no way to contain the substance.
The cleaning crew ran out of cleaning supplies and the pilot announced that the flight would be making an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri.
Extreme? Maybe, but when you have people hurling left and right because the odor is THAT putrid, perhaps the alternative of sticking it out is worse.
According to McCall, the dog’s owner was apologetic about the incident and asked for fellow passengers’ addresses to send a Starbucks gift card.
Nothing erases the memory of dog crap like coffee.