Airlines: Offensive Behavior

Offensive Behavior

What with the increasing frequency of hydraulic-system failures and fares that change with the speed of the stock-market ticker, today's air traveler has lots to worry about. Now there's something else to check when settling into an airplane seat: Is your deodorant working properly?

USAir didn't think the personal hygiene of Randi Freeman and her husband Amir Omrani was up to snuff after they boarded a flight from Seattle to Pittsburgh last month. Airline personnel asked the couple to disembark, and a gate supervisor informed them that both the crew and assorted passengers had complained about their offensive body odor. Freeman...

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