I’ve been sick over the last 36 hours like I haven’t been sick in over a decade…a virulent stomach flu so bad that I have not even been able to keep water down. The worst part of it? My illness set in halfway through my Los Angeles to Singapore flight…
I was so excited to be on this inaugural United flight and I will have many details about the pre-flight festivities and the flight itself in future posts. But for now, let me discuss what it’s like to develop the stomach flu on an ultra-longhaul flight.
Worst. Feeling. Ever.
As we took off, I was still feeling great. After a delicious dinner, I reclined my seat and fell asleep. About eight hours later I woke up…with horrific stomach pains. I walked up to the lavatory…and everything came out. I’ll leave the specifics to your imagination…
It’s the first time I’ve thrown up in years…what a horrible feeling. Horrible.
I spent what seemed like he majority of the rest of the flight in the lavatory. I could not hold anything down. When you get sick and throw up on an aircraft, the feeling of dehydration is only magnified. But I could not even keep water down…
United handpicked the crew for this inaugural flight and the purser happened to be the one taking care of my side of the aisle. She was so kind in checking on me often and offering her assistance. But there wasn’t much anyone could do.
In Singapore, I spent the day in bed. Such a beautiful city that I only get to watch from my hotel room. Sad.
If I don’t feel better by morning, I am going to the hospital.
Have you ever gotten sick on a longhaul flight before?