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Is this an ok thing to do on plane?

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BerylStreep Fri 02-Nov-12 23:31:06

Would you put on nail varnish whilst on a flight?

Woman did today on the 4 hr flight I was on, and it absolutely stank! I could feel my asthma coming on. DH who was on the other side of the plane said it was really bad from where he was sitting too.

Maybe it's just me .... Although I have never noticed anyone ever doing this before.

MoonlightandBonefires Fri 02-Nov-12 23:32:54

No, it's not an ok thing to do - quite inconsiderate. (Mind you, I don't look up from my book for the safety 'demonstration', which is also considered inconsiderate in some quarters blush )

Nancy66 Fri 02-Nov-12 23:33:41

i think it's ok....

nokidshere Fri 02-Nov-12 23:33:54

I'm surprised she was allowed to take it on with her to be honest. I thought bottles and liquids were banned now!

ikigai Fri 02-Nov-12 23:35:29

Southwest agree with you (DM Link)

bedmonster Fri 02-Nov-12 23:35:33

I wouldn't, and wouldn't appreciate anyone else near me doing it either. Pretty inconsiderate when people can't get out of the way of the smell. I think it's a bit of an odd thing to do really.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 02-Nov-12 23:36:36

Unless she had over 100mls of nail var ish then it is allowed, but still very inconsiderate.


apostropheuse Fri 02-Nov-12 23:37:06

No it's not ok. It's very inconsiderate to people with lung conditions. It really affects me. It's the same with spraying perfume in enclosed areas. People do it in commuter trains when I'm going to work and it takes all my self-control to not say anything.

I remember going to the theatre and various other places in Canada and they had signs up telling people not to use any perfumes or aerosols in the ladies' toilets. I was impressed that they thought of that.

IWishIWasSheRa Fri 02-Nov-12 23:37:34

My friend did this on a flight and was told to put it away as it was flammable!

MinesaBottle Fri 02-Nov-12 23:40:33

No, putting on mail varnish in any enclosed space is very U. I don't mind most smells but that's vile. I was once on the tube with my nephew who was 4 at the time, a woman nearby was putting on nail varnish and he very loudly asked what the horrible stink was. She put it away grin

ifancyashandy Fri 02-Nov-12 23:42:13

I have done this on the train - touched up chips (always carry the bottle of the colour I'm wearing with me). Didn't realise it would be offensive.

To be fair, have only done it on kind distance trains - wouldn't do it on the daily commute would wait till I got to the office but I'm always the first one in.

Hadn't realised it could affect lungs etc.. Will think on...

justaweeone Fri 02-Nov-12 23:45:45

Years ago when Dd I think about 3 or 4 I got told off for painting her nails on a flight as I was trying to keep her quiet and distract her from running up and down the isle

VenusRising Fri 02-Nov-12 23:47:53

I think you are not being unreasonable - but then I was nearly knocked sideways on the tube last week when someone sprayed hairspray in their hair - it STANK. Also a lot of women wearing Coco Mademoiselle should be banned from doing it, as it's seriously stinky and suffocating.

Reminds me also that the woman who shared a room with me in the maternity hospital had aerosol deodorant and hairspray and a bleeding hairdryer. Crikey, it was seriously dangerous! Two tiny babies in our room too.

ifancyashandy Fri 02-Nov-12 23:50:11

Christ, and i wear Coco (but not the Mademoiselle version. The original) in the evening.

I'm a walking ASBO! grin

RubyFakeNails Fri 02-Nov-12 23:51:25

I think its fine, I've done it quite often when I fly long haul. But I tend to use that as an opportunity to do almost an entire spa session. I've seen other people doing it and I've never noticed a smell. I think some particular products may smell very strongly but most don't.

Lots of people are over sensitive.

EduCated Sat 03-Nov-12 00:07:28

But then again, some people actually physically can't help being over sensitive. YANBU, OP.

I think trains are a bit different, as you don't tend to be on them so long, they're easier to move about in usually and the doors open every so often to waft some air about.

apostropheuse Sat 03-Nov-12 00:13:14

If you did it next to me you'd see what over-sensitive is rubyfakenails - when I coughed my guts up non-stop for the duration.

Still at least you'd be beautiful at the end of the flight.

QueenStromba Sat 03-Nov-12 00:23:56

I hate people who use the fact that some people have sensitive senses to excuse their complete lack of consideration for other people. It's not me being loud, it's them having over sensitive hearing. If anything, knowing that other people's senses can be stronger than yours should be a reason to be more considerate not less.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 03-Nov-12 00:30:48

I wouldn't mind if someone did it, but I wouldn't myself. Mind you, I grew up with a Dad who hated the smell and make his thoughts well known grin so I'm aware of how awful some people find it. I am also aware of how it can affect some people (ie those with asthma) but I expect a lot of people have no idea it can have that effect - so they're probably not being as selfish as it seems, just uninformed.

Bestof7 Sat 03-Nov-12 00:41:20

No, it's not okay to apply nail varnish on a flight.

nooka Sat 03-Nov-12 01:10:00

I'm amazed that anyone would seriously think this was OK given the close proximity of other people as well as the enclosed air. But then people do do pretty odd things sometimes I guess.

Spons Sat 03-Nov-12 01:25:00

Think it's fine. YABU.

INeedThatForkOff Sat 03-Nov-12 01:28:39

How can it possibly be 'fine'? It stinks, and that's the least problematic reason hmm

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sat 03-Nov-12 01:29:41

blush I have, on a v long haul flight. But if anyone had objected I would have stopped immediately, and I was darn quick about it too...

Athendof Sat 03-Nov-12 01:33:37

This reminds me of a woman in a long haul flight, she boarded the plane and first thing she does is to remove her shoes, her feet smelled putrid so... She covered the whole of her feet Snd people around her in aereosol deodorant, and then proceeded to apply half a bottle of the cheapest smelling perfume you can imagine. After 2 hrs me and half of the plane were prepared to lock her in the toilets if we had been given the opportunity.

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