Taking the literal meaning of "Sick" = "Vomit" (In the UK at least) - yes - I have spewed my guts up just the once in my 41 years existence/35 years flying..........
I remember the lead-up well - but not the after events! Here goes......
with EMIRATES [EK]:
Just about every time one of the cabin crew went passed us, we were offered drinks. I'm a vodka fiend - so a V & Tonic were the order of the afternoon. Trouble is (well, OK
it's not a problem.... at all!) EK
would always give you two drinks - "One for now, Sir, and one for after". Thanks! How kind!
After a hefty meal of Lamb Pie etc (all very good, as ever with EK
) followed by a landing snack of sandwiches, interspaced with more alcohol and a fab trip to the flight deck courtesy of cabin crew and captain Al Mahadi (Sp), I had become so drunk as to start singing (quietly - I'm not one for disturbing others around me). I watched "The Wrong Trousers"(Wallace & Grommit) on my (then) small PTV but couldn't follow the plot!! After this, I apparently was too drunk to move, stand, visit the WC
or anything. In fact, I just sat in my seat and vomited down my front. Oh dear! I was covered!
I am reliably informed (as well as having recorded proof from a credit card statement) that on arrival into DXB
, I was taken by my traveling companion around the shops at the airport for a tee-shirt which I could change into.
This I did. The trousers, however, stayed soiled and very smelly.
The events from just before vomiting to arriving at the hotel by taxi in BKK
have vanished from my mind. Completely. I had a three-day hangover and headache.
When I asked what I was like/what happened, I hardly dare listen through embarrassment.
Needless to say, the DXB
sector was "dry" for me - just a couple of litres of water I think.
Now every time I travel with the same companion, I am warned severely that I "MUST NOT DO AN
EMIRATES" or there'll be big trouble. Needless to say - I haven't done an emirates since. (Mind you, many carriers wouldn't be generous enough to allow you to do one.) Imagine how much an "EMIRATES" would cost if I tried on CO
, for example. I couldn't afford it!