LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11968 times:
Most of the time food illnesses take from a few hours to a day to show symptoms. This would suggest that they probably got sick a late dinner the night before through lunch that day and all has the same contaminated item. From what we know, they were sick before the flight. It is unfortunate that it kicked in during their flight and the flight had to divert as so many were ill. UA did the right think under the circumstances.
I am quite sure the place where they ate will be traced and they will get a visit from the appropriate Health Department, possibly fined or some other penalty. Then the sick people will probably sue that restaurant. Perhaps UA should also sue considering the costs of the diversion.
Q120 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11813 times:
Could be a unserviceable Yaw damper.... possibly during the flight it malfunctioned and the crew didn't notice or something around those lines. The Yaw damper could most definately lead to sick passengers.
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7879 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10362 times:
Quoting SQ772 (Reply 6): There was food served on a domestic flight??!!!
It's a joke. Go and rent the 1980 classic "Airplane" and you will get it.
Ok, make sense that it was an entire tour group that had a bad meal. That sounds pretty awful. Being sick to your stomach is one thing, being sick to your stomach while stuck on a plane seems even worse.
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Jbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6677 times:
Quoting DesertJets (Reply 12): Ok, make sense that it was an entire tour group that had a bad meal. That sounds pretty awful. Being sick to your stomach is one thing, being sick to your stomach while stuck on a plane seems even worse.
Made even worse by the number of sick people would likely exceed the number of available restrooms... need at least one rest room kept clean for the rest of the people.
1 or 2 people sick... we can get by... maybe
a tour group sick? land asap and get them off the plane, even if you dont get a class action from the sick people for not landing you would get one from the healthy people for not landing.
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5535 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6530 times:
Quoting AlexA340B777 (Reply 13): Do captain and first officer have to eat different meals on board a flight to prevent possible food-poisoning through airline-meals?
Unsure, but I would say no.
Quoting JetMARC (Reply 15): That's exactly the reason why two different meal types are required to be served.
Not necessarily. When we get crew meals domestically, they are all the same for pilots and f/a. Internationally, there is a choice, but that choice may end up being the same thing (read: no choice left).
DC8FanJet From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6205 times:
I understand that it was a Tour Group, mostly elderly, virus worked it's way throughout the group during their Fall Foliage Tour in New England. Nothing to do with the flight, just several folks not feeling very well when they boarded.