Was coming back to Chicago from Little Rock from a funeral, and there were big storms ahead, most flights to ORD and MDW were deleyed, but not our WN flight. We took off early, had a smooth climb, and started to have these little bumps. Seat Belt Sign- Off.
Bumps started getting bigger and harder. Some passengers were starting to worry. Seat Belt Sign- Off.
Bumps started getting smaller again. Then- we just fell about 500 feet, as were we told by the pilots. Seat Belt Sign- Off. Coffee, Water, Juice..etc all over floor.
The rest of the flight was extremely bumpy. They finally turned the seat belt sign back on but after that, most of the passengers were scared, one woman kept throwing up. Seat Belt Sign- On.
We had an extremely hard landing at MDW, as the f/a commented "Wow! Were we shot out of the sky or what?" Made me smile.
The woman who threw up did it again, in the jetway.
We were on a 737-200.
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