Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 985 posts, RR: 10 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15745 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!
Tu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1256 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15565 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.
I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12567 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!)
TupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11653 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!
ual777newpaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7423 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.
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.
fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2447 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...
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1730 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.