Normally I’d just suggest “light a match,” but that’s not an option on a plane.
A British Airways flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow leaving passengers stranded for 15 hours – because someone did “a smelly poo in the toilet”.
The plane turned back just 30 minutes into the 7 hour flight to Dubai, and passengers had to wait 15 hours before continuing their journey.
The decision was made because, apparently, the smell was just that unbearable.
A British Airways spokesperson said, “We’re very sorry for the discomfort to our customers.” They did not say “We’re very sorry for the discomfort of one of our customers.”
BA flies both 747s and 777s on the route. They have many bathrooms. I have a hard time even fathoming a situation that wouldn’t allow just shutting down that one lavatory.
Had I come out of that lavatory I’d unquestionably be invoking the Shaggy Defense.