Woman 'kicked off bus for being too smelly'

Passenger taken to bathroom and told to wash before reboarding

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Woman 'kicked off bus for being too smelly'

A woman was reportedly kicked off a National Express bus because she was too smelly.

A witness apparently filmed the moment the passenger was removed from the coach at London Victoria Bus Station on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Metro, the onlooker allegedly heard the driver saying to a security official: "What do I do here? I've got a smelly one on."

She was then reportedly taken to the toilet and asked to wash before she got back on the bus, which then set off 15 minutes later.


A National Express spokesman told LBC: "We are looking into this report and can confirm we have not currently received any complaints from any passenger onboard this service."

Back in August 2014, a man claimed he was thrown off an American Airlines flight because he smelled.

The 27-year-old man from Paris was thrown off a Dallas-bound plane at Charles de Gaulle airport.

According to thelocal.fr, the incident was caught on a video, which was seen by AFP.

One flight attendant reportedly told the man: "The crew and passengers complained of your smell.

"You're with an American company, this is American territory and the captain has the right to refuse you. You will not be flying today."

In fact, a 2012 survey by Skyscanner showed that 'smelly people' were the worst fellow air passengers, followed closely by overweight people taking up too much room - and invading theirs.

And, in 2013, smelly passengers topped the list of passenger peeves on train journeys according to the latest research from the CrossCountry train company.

Passengers behaving badly

Passengers behaving badly


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