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"This Aircraft Has Six Exits... Hey!"  
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15726 times:

As many here may be aware, Westjet does not use the in-seat video for the safety demos; they are performed by the flight attendants.

This was a flight from YYC to YYZ, and as we were being pushed back from the jetway, the flight attendants had introduced themselves, and were in the process of describing the location of the emergency exits when suddenly a man jumped up from his seat, which resulted in the F/A interrupting the commentary with "Hey!!"

The man said something to the F/A standing at the center of the aircraft for the safety demo, which was close to where he was sitting, and then he bolted to the lavatory at the rear of the airplane.

The safety demo stopped, and everyone was surprised with what was going on, there was an incredible silence (remember we were in the process of being pushed back, so the airplane was quiet). And then the guy starts vomiting so loudly, everyone of us in the rear of the airplane got more than our fair share of insight into what was going on. In fact, the F/A standing in the aisle by the rear lav and galley for the safety demo even knocked on the door and asked if he was OK. A muffled "yeah". Two minutes and four toilet flushes later, the man exited the lav and sauntered back to his seat.

F/A: "And after a brief interruption ladies and gentlemen... this aircraft has six exits, two in the front..."

Gotta love how she just carried on!  (...and now back to our regular scheduled program)

I have suffered from motion sickness countless times over the years, but always inflight, or on approach/landing, never during pushback! Witnessing this was a first. This was a good example when background noise from the engines is a good thing!  



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User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1227 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15546 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Thread starter):
I have suffered from motion sickness countless times over the years, but always inflight, or on approach/landing, never during pushback! Witnessing this was a first. This was a good example when background noise from the engines is a good thing!  

That is a funny story.
But as an explanation to his behaviour, he could have been drunk or hungover  Happened to me once...it didn't involve a plane though but a friend's car as soon as I got in it and sat down.



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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 14228 times:

He must have had the fish.  

User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12548 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Thread starter):
I have suffered from motion sickness countless times over the years, but always inflight, or on approach/landing, never during pushback!

It also may have been nervousness about the flight manifesting itself in the form of nausea. I've experienced it many times and was so nervous during my private pilot checkride that I almost needed to use the sick sack (I passed, though!)  



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11634 times:

I still quite often get nervous and work myself up when it comes to long haul flights, and I never know why. It's not intentional but I end up making myself feel sick. I did two long hauls in two days last week and I was fine before the second one. Strange how the subconscious works!


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

I've been in his shoes before. I was horribly sick with some gastro bug on the way back from Costa Rica and I had to run to the lavatory about 5 times on the flight back to the states. Awful.

User currently onlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3104 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9303 times:

Could have also been anxiety or that it was his first time flying. The nerves do crazy things to people.

[Edited 2011-02-07 15:57:06]


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User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9059 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 2):
He must have had the fish.

  



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User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7979 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 2):

He must have had the fish.  

Surely, you can't be serious.



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User currently offline757luver From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7603 times:

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 8):

Surely, you can't be serious.

He was serious, and don't call him Shirley



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User currently offlineual777newpaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7404 times:

I've always considered myself lucky that my stomach has never acted up on any flight - I would really hate to have to do anything more than simple business in one of those tiny, often gross lavatories. Poor guy. I'd be mortified if I interrupted the safety demo like that, too.


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User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6896 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 2):
He must have had the fish.

It starts with a slight fever and dryness of the throat. When the virus penetrates the red blood cells, the victim becomes dizzy, begins to experience an itchy rash, then the poison goes to work on the central nervous system, severe muscle spasms followed by the inevitable drooling.

At this point, the entire digestive system collapses accompanied by uncontrollable flatulence.

Until finally, the poor bastard is reduced to a quivering wasted piece of jelly.



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5648 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 3):
I've experienced it many times and was so nervous during my private pilot checkride that I almost needed to use the sick sack (I passed, though!)

The same thing happened to me. My FE even offered to take the airplane while I drank some water and calmed down. Apparently, according to her, it's quite common, especially in the desert heat.

Quoting Skydrol (Thread starter):
Two minutes and four toilet flushes

I'm going with stomach bug. Nerves should have caused one (maybe two) rounds of vomiting.



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User currently offlineflyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Quoting ual777newpaint (Reply 10):
Poor guy. I'd be mortified if I interrupted the safety demo like that, too.

But you have to give credit for the FAs that did not make a scene about this and handled the situation as if nothing happened.


User currently offlineSquid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 2):
He must have had the fish.

Or that second cup of coffee. His wife was never so scared in her life, but she was thinking, "Thank God I have a husband."


User currently offlinebravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Is there anyone on this board that doesn't know the dialog from Airplane! ? Oveur

User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting bravogolf (Reply 15):
Is there anyone on this board that doesn't know the dialog from Airplane! ? Oveur

I just don't get why they think he had the fish. I thought he had lasagna.

 



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User currently offlinefanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Lol fun story. That's happened to me twice... Once on a 767-400 to Atlanta. Man jumps up and heads for the lav. We waited in the holding area on 16L in SLC for 10 min while he kept throwing up. The FAs tried to get him to sit down so we could take off... We ended up heading back to the gate to drop him off. They locked the restroom and considered it inop for our flight... 30 min late into Atlanta...

Another time on final approach into EWR when the winds were blowing. We were doing the circle to land and a lady in coach jumped up to use the mid cabin lav between F and Y. The FA at 2L on our 757 tried to get her to sit back down, but when she saw what was most likely coming up, she let her go. She yelled through the door to stay in the lav until we landed and were at the gate. Unfortunately those of us up front had to walk past the mess she made as she didn't quite make it to the lav...



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User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting bravogolf (Reply 15):
Oveur

What's your vector, Victor?



Long Live the Tulip!
User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6216 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
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And the question here is...

Whatever happened to the air sickness bags?


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting bravogolf (Reply 15):
Is there anyone on this board that doesn't know the dialog from Airplane!

Since we've already strayed this far from the original topic... Last October I was on a United flight from ORD to SMF. After we had started to taxi out to the runway, a crewmember announced that we would have to go back to the gate because a passenger was ill (I had actually been listening to Channel 9 and sort of knew what was going on before they made the announcement). I thought about shouting "Did she have the fish?" but was too shy to actually go through with it.


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