A truck with a plow drives pass an American Airlines and Frontier plane docked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were canceled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Study: Fart all you want on airplanes, it’s good for you

Passengers aboard aircrafts are encouraged by a new study to fart all they want.

“[Not farting when the urge presents itself] holds significant drawbacks for the individual, such as discomfort and even pain, bloating, dyspepsia [indigestion], pyrosis [heartburn] – just to name but a few resulting abdominal symptoms,” the study, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on Feb. 5, stated.

Pilots, however, are encouraged not to fart, because grossed out co-pilots can render flights unsafe, CBS Charlotte reported.

The researchers, who also found that women’s farts smell worse than men’s, encouraged airlines to embed seat cushions with charcoal to neutralize odors.

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