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    I think I read somewhere about Alaska's 737 combis going in for C check and finding old fish and stuff in the rollers.

    I really wish the 767 had floors in the pits like the DC10. Stuff falls through the rollers and you can't bulk load a 767. It's not always possible to remove the cans from the pit, and it's a big pain to load through LD8s already in the pit. I know of some carriers that use LD2s and play the Rubix Cube to be able to load the cans(as they only have a curtain on one side. Makes me appreciate using LD8s with curtains on both sides)

    You can't beat just good old fashioned bulk loading!! I love my DC10s
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    Haha we have an embargo on one of our acft, can't remember which, but the aircraft air goes thru one of the holds so we can only do crabs in one not the other.

    Speaking of ruining bags, that's interesting. When I was in MEL, DJ was bringing us boxes of crabs from HBA every morning to connect on us to HKG - all bulk holdable. Maybe they load bags in one hold crabs in the other? On an aside, from watching tiger i've noticed they only use one hold for baggage and the other remains empty on their A320s.

    I recall a story from many a year back too where we did a Durian freighter charter. The whole plane was filled (around 100t) and the crew eventually had to don oxy masks and land due to the smell. Now we have to mention Durian on the NOTOC (other special load)
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    Having eaten durian (well, I got it into my mouth and it promptly exited prior to chewing) I can see it needs "special" attention.
    That is one nasty smell. I can recall a scent of fetid onions and vinegar, with some toe funk added, a splash of cheap tequila with the texture of gelatinous pig fat. Our driver was so happy to take one home to his wife, but we had to take it out of the car when we stopped for sightseeing.
    My husband ate a bite and kept it down.
    Nick--how do they deal with that stuff?
    PS-- I think I'd trade rotten crabs for durian (but then , I didn't smell those...)
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    I'm still yet to see, smell or taste one
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    Gotta say I’ve never heard of durian. And from M767’s description,
    [QUOTE=mrs767er;57239]That is one nasty smell. I can recall a scent of fetid onions and vinegar, with some toe funk added, a splash of cheap tequila with the texture of gelatinous pig fat. /QUOTE]
    think I’m going to skip it.
    But I have to ask, where do they sell this stuff? I’m thinking durian isn’t something you’d find on a restaurant menu and I can’t image they could sell this in a market, the smell would waft over to the oranges in the next bin.

    And M767, you mentioned the scent of "cheap tequila", familiar with that smell are you?
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    Mig it's some sort of fruit that's big in Asia.. it's considered "the king of fruits"

    C/O Wikipedia - "Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust. The odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    it's considered "the king of fruits" ]
    I thought the pineapple was the king of fruits. Somebody is in for a rude awakening. *wink*
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    let's add this little tidbit: Andrew Zimmern, the TV guy who will eat nearly anything, can NOT eat durian
    they ahve nets under the trees to prevent the fruit from killing people--it's very spiky as well as stinky.
    It is illegal to take it on public transport in Bali. That says "something" and they don't even have cheap tequila there...
    not too difficult to imagine THAT smell, added to fetid onions and vinegar.
    if you like durian, great, if not, we're talking immediate projectile--I doubt there is a middle ground
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