Several Passengers and Crew Got Really Sick From Turbulence Last Week. Really Sick.

On a Thursday Minneapolis – San Jose flight on Delta two passengers became sick and threw up. And that caused five other passengers around them to throw up, too. Passengers reported the flight was so bumpy it felt like a boat.

Then two American flight attendants fell ill on a Phoenix – Baltimore flight. The plane returned to Phoenix.

Last month weather was so bad in DC that nearly everyone on a United flight threw up as they approached Dulles airport. Even the pilots felt ill.

Back in August flight crew on two different JetBlue flights fell ill at the same time. Two years ago passengers got sick and flights were diverted on two American Boeing 777s in the same week.

And smelly poo once forced a British Airways flight to turn around. I always find that when the smell is bad enough, used coffee grounds from the galley will do the trick.

Sometimes there are explanations like a foul smelling passenger. And sometimes there just aren’t. My advice, don’t eat the fish.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. It’s a slow news day so let me make this comment.
    My wife and I were rejected a total of 17 times for the Chase Sapphire card before she was approved September 11, 2017.
    Long gone are the days when Chase would issue a new card shortly after you cancelled the old one.

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