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To the air sick passenger on DL1388 06:00 to SEA

To the air sick passenger on DL1388 06:00 to SEA

Old Sep 16, 19, 8:27 am
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To the air sick passenger on DL1388 06:00 to SEA

Don't know if you read flyertalk, but if you do: dang buddy, I've never seen someone get that sick on a flight before. That must have been both miserable and really embarrassing. Here's hoping you feel better, and your week only gets better from here!
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Old Sep 16, 19, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by OregonMan View Post
Don't know if you read flyertalk, but if you do: dang buddy, I've never seen someone get that sick on a flight before. That must have been both miserable and really embarrassing. Here's hoping you feel better, and your week only gets better from here!
Sounds like it might have been a bad case of the trots. Hope it was a short flight.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 10:42 pm
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I was on a flight from SLC-LAS where a passenger got extremely sick. they actually had to have the EMTs come on the plane and take her off at LAS. I think that was only slightly less embarrassing for her then when the FA announced it over the intercom when we landed
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Old Sep 17, 19, 7:33 am
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I got violently ill (food poisoning I believe) on a NW flight from MSP-DTW. It was humiliating and TOTALLY out of my control. I only felt a little punky when I boarded (it was that old LATE LATE LATE flight that used to arrive at DTW after 2am). I thought I was just tired from a full day. By the time the plane rotated, it was another story. The stomach can hold greater volumes than the airsick bag unfortunately. From that day forward, I ALWAYS check to make sure there is an airsick bag. I walked to the Westin....I couldn't even think of driving home and had one of the most-hellish nights of my life there.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 8:09 am
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Memories of a similar night in Houston many moons ago … not pleasant at all ! I feel for all similarly affected.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
The stomach can hold greater volumes than the airsick bag unfortunately.
That's what it seemed like for this poor guy, just wave after wave of vomiting. I travel roughly three days a week in the western states, and getting sick while on the road is one of my greater fears. Makes me super cautious about what I eat, and since I go into a ridiculous amount of hospitals it's non-stop hand washing and copious amounts of Purell.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 1:28 pm
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My brother came down with salmonella on the flight from MAD-IAD a couple months ago. Hearing him tell the story is pretty terrifying lol.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 5:43 pm
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Oh god! This reminds me of the time I ran into the toilet while the plane was landing and the "fasten seatbelts" sign was on. FAs shouting at me to get back in my seat but were very supportive once we landed. I am glad I saved my seat mates though!
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Old Sep 17, 19, 6:25 pm
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Oh god! This reminds me of the time I ran into the toilet while the plane was landing and the "fasten seatbelts" sign was on. FAs shouting at me to get back in my seat but were very supportive once we landed. I am glad I saved my seat mates though!
This guy was in a similar situation. I think he started throwing up at about 5 minutes or less out.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by OregonMan View Post
This guy was in a similar situation. I think he started throwing up at about 5 minutes or less out.
In my case it was definitely the ...... wine
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Old Sep 17, 19, 6:41 pm
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I wouldn’t wish that on anyone
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Old Sep 17, 19, 7:04 pm
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I recall flying PIT-ORD-OGG one New Year's Day. The flight out of PIT was delayed, and we were served breakfast on the ground. In the air to ORD, I started feeling itchy. We missed the non-stop flight to Maui, and got a hotel room. About an hour after checking in, I started throwing up and didn't stop for hours. It turned out the flight to Maui we missed made a medical emergency landing in SLC and was ultimately terminated in LAX. My "gut feeling" is that my illness was a reaction to some home-made sauerkraut at a Polish New Year's party.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 7:53 pm
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Back around 2012, I started to feel sick (food poisoning as I recall) as soon as ICN->ATL (yep) started pushing back. I puked my guts out many times on the flight in the lavatory; medicines from the empathetic FAs didn't help. Then I just laid out exhausted in the car for the 2-hour drive home from ATL as my wife drove. Hands down, absolutely the most miserable flight, and just general experiences, ever.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 8:05 pm
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I must have eaten something bad before a MSP-DEN. There was a lot of turbulence but I’m one of those “higher, faster spinnier” people on rides. I managed to get to lav a couple times. I was sweating so much it was dripping off my hair. I was lucky to be sitting next to a nice grandma type who simply felt bad for me rather than being appalled. No fun!
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Old Sep 17, 19, 9:07 pm
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I was on D1 a couple months ago from NRT to SEA. On arrival at SEA, an FA opened L2 and signaled to all D1 passengers to exit there, while blocking Premium Select passengers from coming through their aisle. I was seated on the right hand side, close to the front. Halfway through deplaning, the FAs all quickly stepped aside, as if they didn't care anymore about the remaining D1 passengers getting to deplane ahead of the other passengers. Not long after that, there was a somewhat heavy-set older guy that walked off that aisle and other passengers were avoiding him. He was walking "funny" - and I was not sure if it was because of his age/ medical condition or his weight. As I was rushing through the jetway, I got closer and then I knew why all the other people "stepped" aside or tried to avoid him. His pants were all stained with urine and feces, some areas appeared dried up. The whole jetway smelled!

I kept wondering if this guy had an "accident" because of a medical condition (though I did not see any medical crew waiting outside at the jetway). He walked as if he were unwell, almost drunk or intoxicated.

While I have never had gastroenteritis on a flight (and I pray I never experience that), I have been on the road after having eaten a bad leaf salad. Towards the end of my three-hour drive, I felt like I was burning inside and I thought I was just tired or dehydrated. Felt very thirsty but at the same time nauseated. I got to the hotel, and ended up spending the whole night with shaking chills, and throwing up and having the runs. Just miserable. It was probably E. Coli on that lettuce.
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