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Getting Sick On A Flight  
User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

My first flight was in a Cessna 172 and I got sick all over myself, and some on the instructor. I drank lots of red juice before the flight, lets say it wasn't pretty. Have you or someone next to you ever gotten sick on a flight? Please open up and share. Details are welcome!

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Speak for yourself, I'd say that details are NOT particularly welcome!

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Ewwwww I can't fly with people that get sick in flight, I would be so mad if someone puked on me!!!! To that being said, I have never been sick in any plane, I have felt a little disoriented before but never sick.

User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

After I got sick once I never got sick again!

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

It happened to me about an hour from touch down, I made it to the bathroom just in time though. However it was very embarrassing. Everyone must of heard me reaching!! Embarrassment

* Zippy style voice * Eee Yuck Yuck Yuck!!!

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

About a year ago, I became very sick during a C150 flight.

I didn't puke, but was close to.

Wind gusts of 35-45 knots, rain, ... after 30 minuts, it became too much! I was glad to be back on the ground...

Above that, I'm quite a tall person (6'5'') and a C150 really isn't made for someone of my length, certainly not in shaky conditions!

About 6 months ago, I flew from EBKT to CHR in a C172 (about 3h flying, but with a stop after 2 hours), and did not become sick. This was of course due to the reason that the weather was good, and that we could climb to 7000ft once we had passed Paris.

Flying on a sportscraft is nice, but only in good weather conditions!


User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

the only time I have gotten sick (and I have flown too many times to count) was once on a LH 340-XXX I believe from DUS to CCS (or the other way). It was in business class, and I chose the steak for food. While eating it, I realized it tasted a little weird, but didnt think much of it. Sure enough, soon after that, I got sick. Fortunately, it didnt last too long, and I was able to enjoy the remainder of the flight!


I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

The only time I got sick on a flight was when I was young, it was before takeoff. Don't remember much about it because I was around 5 or 6. Now that I'm learning to fly hopefully I don't get sick while I'm flying anymore.


User currently offlineSeat2A From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

In over 3000 commercial flights so far, I have yet to spew on one. I have however gotten the urge to regurge on a couple of occasions, particularly when flying over the Colorado mountains aboard Frontier's old Convair 580s. The 580 was the fastest twin engined turbo prop of its era (maybe ever) and was affectionately known amongst the locals as "The Vomit Comet".

User currently offlineSkytrain From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 297 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

A few years ago I was up with the pilot in the flight deck of a BA 737, LGW-GIB. I was feeling ill, and I hadn't slept or eaten in 30+ hours (that being my third connecting flight). And, since I was only 10 at the time, I guess I just kind of gave in - I started feeling dizzy, and then *WHAM* before I knew it I had fallen backwards and passed out in first class! Boy did that give everyone a shock! lol. Thankfully I was alright, and I didn't need an ambulance or medical attention at my destination, AND I got to sit in first class for the rest of the flight!  Smile

Cheers - Skytrain.

User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

I got sick when I was a kid a lot, and I remember on a Singapore Airlines 744 from LAX-SIN, I threw up when we landed in Tokyo-Narita (or Taipei...can't remember), and another time also - my mom told me I always threw up on other seats or in front of me on the ground -  Smile, I was a bad baby!


User currently offlineNonrvsmdmf From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

I have only been sick once. Flying on Rocky Mountain
Airways (scareways) from Denver to Alamosa sometime
in 1986. All I remember is we were in a turbo-prop,
the weather was horrible and we had to fly through
a pass to get there. We were low enough we could
see deer on the ground. I have never been that scared
in my entire life. We landed in a blizzard, dont know
how. Every passenger on the plane got sick.

I never flew that crazy airline again.

I did not forget...I just misplaced the thought...
User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 472 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Never on a commercial flight, but I was in a Piper Warrior once on a hot summer afternoon in Georgia as the weather started percolating a bit and we were being tossed around like a sheet of paper. Thankfully I had brought a barf bag along. Filled that sucker up...

I'm always prepared with a bag stuffed into my back pocket whenever I'm to fly in any single-engine plane and when WX conditions warrant it. Blowing chunks everywhere is definitely not a good way to make impressions on pilot friends, instructors, etc.

Maintain thine airspeed, lest the Earth rise up and smite thee.
User currently offlineWidebodiedlee From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 119 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Yes I have used a sick bag in anger. It was on a trip from Dubai to Manchester, via Zurich, when I was part of a 20+ group of Manchester TAS spotter/enthusiasts returning from a far east trip. A huge gang of us were stood up by the rear galleys drinking EK dry! We had bottles of anything on offer until the cabin crew got the Captain to say there was turbulence ahead and would everyone return to their seats! Then I felt ill and well............ My compadre next to me fell soundly asleep, John Wood, and managed to remain asleep for the entire descent, landing, fuel stop, take off and flight from Zurich to Manchester!!



All opinions stated above are my own, not my Companys'
User currently offlineIad777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2606 times:

Getting sick on a flight is brutal. I was on a brand new VS A340-600 from Dulles to Heathrow and got extremely ill just south of Greenland (bad food at the airport). It's really terrible to be sick on a flight, especially in coach, when there are long lines for the lavs and when everyone is sitting so close together. While the vaccum toilets on new aircraft are great, they also need to use some water if u catch my drift! LOL, sorry for the details!

History shall be kind to me; for I intend to write it -WSC
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2567 times:

I was going to Topeka from Wichita with some friends on a Cessna 172. It was a very rough flight with some strong Kansas winds that day. My friend who was sitting next to me threw up on approach to Topeka. Fortunately, he had a sic-sac(air sickness bag). It could've been a lot worse.

Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

I'll have to put pride aside and be honest here, I've been there twice.

Once on a DC-9 from turbulence - true airsickness (don't know why the turbulence bothered me that time and not before or since), cold sweating, headache, nausea and then the white paper bag.

The second time was the trip home on a Canadian Airlines B767-300 after a week of spring break partying. Made the mistake of asking for a beer on the flight to ease the hangover. Big mistake. Hangover + additional booze + altitude effect = aircraft cabin spinning around me. I am certain the other pax were thankful the first lav I got to wasn't occupied when I made the mad dash. Big grin

Iad777 wrote:
While the vaccum toilets on new aircraft are great, they also need to use some water if u catch my drift!

Ditto! I remember a mess, but I don't remember much else after. I don't know how I got back to my seat. I may have passed out in the lav.

There's drunk and then there's drunk at a high altitude. Never again!!!

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User currently offlineCytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

I had a close call...when flight training in a C172, my instructor and I were out over farmland practicing spins over and over...and over....and over...let's just say I picked the right time to say 'that's enough for now...let's go home.'

One more spin and I would have ended up flying IFR!!!!!!!
ha ha ha...

User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

lol i try to avoid airport food and usually take a vegetarian meal just to be safe, but for some reason i have a problem with getting sick right before landing at LHR. This has been happening for the past two years (about 7 flights now) and I am completely mystified as to why this is. Not retching, the other way. Ive tried not eating at LAX, not taking caffeine on the plane, immodium, kaopectate, you name it ive tried it and nothing seems to help. I figure now its just a biological response to cultural change/excited to be going "home" in a way. For a while the situation made me incredibly nervous to get on a plane- until i realised it was only ever with an LAX-LHR flight. Actually, Immodium AD helped substantially this last time, as did keeping a conversation going with the lovely little guy next to me who reminded me so much of a friend in Loughborough. Needless to say its incredibly irritating and not very comfortable!

Hang on tightly, Let go lightly
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2992 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

It wasn't me but my best friend who got sick on a KLM flight from AMS to DUS in '92. It was a little bumpy on that little Fokker 50 and when he handed the F/A his airsickness bag she was very polite about it and thanked him for giving it to her.
I was very impressed with her friendliness.

Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I got somewhat sick once, not really bad, but enough to make me feel a little uncomfy.

I was doing spins with the hood on at night with my CFI in a 172. I got some spatial disorientation and with that nausea follows, at least in my case.



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