An Admitted Passenger From Hell

December 13, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I was the passenger from hell. I was flying from Texas to MD with my 2 month old son. I knew I did not fly well and had asked the doctor what I could take as I was nursing. He said it was quick flight and I would be fine. WRONG!!

I had to take a hop flight on the first leg of the journey. This flight included a broken seat, curtains hiding the cockpit and two very small propellers. We made it to Dallas. I thought I was going to have an hour lay over to settle my stomach. Nope, right on the next plane. I was in an aisle seat with my son and it started. I was sick as a dog. I tried to get to the bathroom but I was carrying my son and almost passed out. I asked for the little white bags. I was so bad. I really felt bad for the two men sitting next to me and then I realized that the in-flight meal was spaghetti (gross).

We finally landed. They had called for a wheel car to help me off the plane. I said no as my parents were meeting me and I did not want to freak them out. The men sitting next to me carried my son and carry-on luggage out.

I apologize to everyone of that flight. I feel so bad.

To say the least for the flights back I bought formula and the strongest motion sickness pills out there.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Hugh December 14, 2009 at 12:24 am

I don't think you necessarily made it a flight from hell for the other passengers. Things happen, and I believe that most people take them in stride, it's part of travelling, and for the seasoned traveller who does it often, provided you weren't popping an attitude, or acting a fool, someone having a bad experience is an opportunity to help out a fellow person, which it seems they did by carrying your baby and bags for you. I'm sure some people who post on this site would treat it differently, but for the business traveller, and average kind person, your bad experience doesn't need to be a flight from hell for them.


Trixi December 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

Wow, they fed you spaghetti on a puddle jumper? Huh.


Cheran December 14, 2009 at 9:19 am

The meal was served on the Dallas-MD connecting flight, not the flight to Dallas.


Kad December 16, 2009 at 1:32 am

True Cheran, but why on earth would anyone think spaghetti (noodles with airplane ketchup?) is a good menu choice on a plane where an unknown number of people can suffer from motion sickness. Dallas to MD. Wouldn't that be a 50-100 seater? I doubt it would be a 'heavy'.

To the OP: you were obviously in distress and strangers helped you. Even the airline was prepared to make disembarking a little less like A Bridge Too Far. From your story, you seem like a considerate person, and from the tone of it, you cared about being a good citizen of the skies even when you were unavoidably ill.

I somehow doubt, even though you may imagine it differently, that the people who helped you thought it was a FFH. You appear to be too nice. 🙂


RJ December 16, 2009 at 7:35 am

Seriously, it wasn't like you were being a jerk – you were sick. It sounds like you bent over backward to be kind, in spite of being sick. If I were flying next to you, I'd be asking if you needed a hand! 🙂


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