Is delta too cheap to stock sick bags?

Old Jan 10, 20, 1:52 pm
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Is delta too cheap to stock sick bags?

On multiple flights over the last few months I have noticed very alarming behavior: No sick bags in the backseat pocket. How can Delta possibly think this is a good idea?

Now I have been sick on a plane exactly once in my life and luckily I did have a sick bag. But every time I sit down I check for the sick bag. Usually the bags are there except for the last few months. I always ask FA's for sick bags and receive the same response. We don't have any sick bags on the plane. I'll find a plastic bag for you.

Last night on JFK-PHX DL 2209 before the boarding door closed we had a sick passenger in main cabin. Apparently the sick not only got all over the passenger but also over the entire row of seats. I feel terrible for the person who got sick but I blame delta for not providing adequate supplies to handle this type of situation.

I will file a complaint to delta even though this did not affect me at all. Delta needs to do better in this regard. IMMEDIATELY!

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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mridley2 View Post
On multiple flights over the last few months I have noticed very alarming behavior: No sick bags in the backseat pocket. How can Delta possibly think this is a good idea?

Now I have been sick one a plane exactly once in my life and luckily I did have a sick bag. But every time I sit down I check for the sick bag. Usually the bags are there except for the last few months. I always ask FA's for sick bags and receive the same response. We don't have any sick bags on the plane. I'll find a plastic bag for you.

Last night on JFK-PHX DL 2209 before the boarding door closed we had a sick passenger in main cabin. Apparently the sick not only got all over the passenger but also over the entire row of seats. I feel terrible for the person who got sick but I blame delta for not providing adequate supplies to handle this type of situation.

I will file a complaint to delta even though this did not affect me at all. Delta needs to do better in this regard. IMMEDIATELY!
Were there sick bags in the adjacent seat(s)? Did you ring your call bag and ask for one?

It's possible that a prior passenger in your seat used it (or took it as a souvenir), and it had not yet been replenished by staff who service the cabin.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:24 pm
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Last year on a MSP-BOS flight my 9-year-old grandson was airsick despite Dramamine. There were no sick bags at all in the three seat row. Fortunately I had stuck a heavy plastic bag in my carryon, was keeping an eye on him, and grabbed the bag quickly enough to avoid a disastrous mess (hed been eating Cheetos!). Since then Ive been checking and noticing the frequent absence of the bags.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
(or took it as a souvenir).
Say wha? People do such a thing? <--- barf emoji

None of the 14,234 "for motion discomfort" bags in my home collection were needed inflight by my seat occupant on my flight.

Can't say about the pax in that seat on the next flight.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:38 pm
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Say wha? People do such a thing? <--- barf emoji
Indeed. I have a friend who has been collecting them from various airlines for years.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:38 pm
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In short, yes. DL is too cheap to even clean its planes (for a year plus, esp. for int'l flights, J class seats/cabin have been absolutely filthy, as has been the bedding - filthy & torn, just repackaged in plastic), so yes it'll save on the air sickness bags...not like they'll clean up after it anyway.

When you fly DL, BYOASB (air sickness bag).
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
Were there sick bags in the adjacent seat(s)? Did you ring your call bag and ask for one?

It's possible that a prior passenger in your seat used it (or took it as a souvenir), and it had not yet been replenished by staff who service the cabin.
Not on my flights. I always check every seat in my row if I can't find one in my seat.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerwma View Post
Indeed. I have a friend who has been collecting them from various airlines for years.
Used or unused?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by RealHJ View Post
In short, yes. DL is too cheap to even clean its planes (for a year plus, esp. for int'l flights, J class seats/cabin have been absolutely filthy, as has been the bedding - filthy & torn, just repackaged in plastic), so yes it'll save on the air sickness bags...not like they'll clean up after it anyway.

When you fly DL, BYOASB (air sickness bag).
I found a bag of grapes last year jammed between the seats, but this was in coach.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:24 pm
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I found a bag of grapes last year jammed between the seats, but this was in coach.
The people in first only eat grapes in the form of fermented juice.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mctaste View Post
The people in first only eat grapes in the form of fermented juice.
I think we just found out how DL makes its wine, that the J menus sometimes describe in ALL CAPS.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:46 pm
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I've never noticed the sick bag being missing, although I don't do an inventory when I sit down.

However, on my last flight I did get a colored printed "strive for five" card at my seat from the cleaning crew asking me to give them a top rating. I hope DL isn't paying for these cards rather than using the money for something useful, like the sick bags or actually cleaning the aircraft.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:53 pm
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i think we just found out how dl makes its wine, that the j menus sometimes describe in all caps.
coach-fermented cabernet
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:15 pm
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I have a small plane and keep airsick bags in the seat pocket for my passengers (and myself if needed). They came from Icelandair, Swiss, KLM and Turkish. I fly Delta a lot more than the others listed, but they never seem to have such bags.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by mridley2 View Post
Not on my flights. I always check every seat in my row if I can't find one in my seat.
This is the correct procedure.

Remember: You cannot take it home for a souvenir at the end of the flight if they do not supply you one at the beginning of the flight.
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