Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
Well on one SWA flight I was on, a guy apparently had some bad Chili or something before he got on and let me say, it was not too fresh in the cabin after the bad chili took affect on him. Poor guy, what an embarrasment.
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Back in the 70's when the airlines offered "No Frills" flights, you could bring your own food on board and even have the F/A heat it up for you. The very next summer there were lots of outbreaks of food poisionings on airplanes. What was happening was that people were bringing their own food on board from home and they weren't taking proper care of it and in the summer heat the food was spoiling due to lack of refrigeration. And if the F/A complied and heated the food this usually accelerated the growth of toxic bacteria. My sister was a F/A with TW at the time and she remembers the memo that came out instructing all F/A's to immediately stop heating up food that was not airline supplied. Shortly thereafter the food poisionings stopped.
but also from salmonella intoxication in one case (in the 70s, two people died I believe).
Other incidents include a gear up landing in DUS and a landing at XFW instead of HAM because the captain mixed up the airports and ended up landing on the Airbus plant´s runway which was way too short...
767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I personally got sick as a dog on a UA flight ORD-EWR, I think around 1988 - definitely a long time ago because the a/c was a DC-8.
There was some type of cold grilled chicken, the thought of it still makes me quesy - had to be e-coli because the symptons were BAD. I only eat airline food on extremely long flights when there isn't much of an alternative. Why risk your whole trip by getting sick on something that doesn't taste that great anyway?
Herbie99 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
The worst case that I can think of is an incident that happened in 1980. It was a Trans Global flight between LA and Chicago with Capt. Clearance Over as the pilot. The passengers got spoiled fish. The entire flight deck crew got sick, but luckily there was a pilot aboard to land the plane in Chicago.