Anthony Bourdain’s flight delayed due to “wet deuce” on a seat

Noted "iCarly" live-tweeter Anthony Bourdain revealed the reason for a delay on his American Airlines flight: Someone "dropped a wet deuce on a seat."


Kris Holt

Internet Culture

Published Jan 15, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:37 am CDT

There are many common reasons why a flight might be delayed: mechanical failures, poor weather, a late passenger. American Airlines had an ickier reason for a several-hour delay on a flight Anthony Bourdain was set to fly on: Someone “dropped a wet deuce on a seat.”

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The chef and TV host went ranted on Twitter after learning his flight would be held up.

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Bourdain complained to his wife that AA was late as usual. Without an episode of iCarly to live-tweet, Bourdain passed the time by making observations about the airport and referencing Denzel Washington’s Oscar-nominated role in Flight.

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A short while later, Bourdain revealed the likely cause of the delay:

There’s no word yet as to whether Bourdain arrived safely—or if Al Roker was on the previous flight.

Photo via Fran Walterman/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 15, 2013, 2:24 pm CST