• The foul smell of durian fruit temporarily grounded a plane in Indonesia and almost led passengers to fight the crew

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    A group of passengers on a Sriwijaya Air flight almost came to blows with the crew over the foul and smelly presence of durian fruit, which temporarily grounded the plane, according to multiple reports.
    CNN reports that a Sriwijaya Air flight, headed from Bengkulu, a province in Sumatra, to Jakarta, Indonesia had to be grounded after passengers refused to board the plane that was carrying two tons of durian fruit.
    According to USA Today , the airline eventually heeded the passengers' request and removed the fruit from the plane, which departed an hour later than scheduled.
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  • A Smelly Fruit Nearly Grounded a Flight After Passengers Fought for Its Removal

    A Smelly Fruit Nearly Grounded a Flight After Passengers Fought for Its Removal

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    Durian is considered by many to be the smelliest fruit in the world. And when it was loaded into a plane's cargo hold in Indonesia recently, its smell was enough to make passengers fight back.
    Two tons of durian fruit was placed inside the hold of a Sriwijaya Air flight from Bengkulu to Jakarta. The smell was so bad that passengers demanded that the fruit be removed. After facing some backlash from air crews, the passengers nearly got into physical altercations to have it removed from the hold, according to the BBC , which earlier reported on the row.
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