pear / 1565 posts
I must say, when my little sister only 5-6, we made a huge international trip at least once a year and she would throw up without fail. I have vivid memories of watching her hold a barf bag through customs and using it many times
persimmon / 1101 posts
@muffinsmuffins: @graceandjoy: Oh my gosh y'all, these travel stories are making me want to never travel again! haha.
@babypugs: I should ask my mom how she dealt with that hahaha. My kids are 4 and 2, I have yet to get on the plane with them
eggplant / 11693 posts
My dad was a pilot for American when I was growing up, so we basically flew somewhere every school holiday. I have at least 3 separate memories of throwing up on planes. I could tell you all kinds of tales.
And once, when my dad was younger and used to fly smaller commuter planes-this was the days when the cockpit was just separated from where people sat with a curtain--a man was sick and trying to make it to the bathroom at the front, but sort of started throwing up while walking and then stumbled and threw up all over my dad's back. While he was flying. LOL.
nectarine / 2951 posts
I wouldn’t go... cancel. It sucks, but who wants to deal with puke on a flight? It’s super inconsiderate to other passengers.
I love that this thread is turning into "share your horrific plane barf stories"
cantaloupe / 6014 posts
grapefruit / 4278 posts
@graceandjoy: I have an awesome one... we were on a flight home for Christmas and my 6mo old was fussing right after we boarded. Take-off was delayed because of a mechanical issue. This woman who looked like she partied all night and slept on the street (rats nest in her hair, dark mascara circles under her eyes, party clothes at 9am) sitting in front of us kept giving us nasty looks and sighing really loudly. Finally they decide to just take-off, but there will be no running water on the plane. 30 mins in, we hit turbulence and party girl pukes all over herself. She can't get up to clean herself up because of the turbulence and is repeatedly puking into the airsick bag now. She finally gets up, but remember... no water on the plane. I'm passing baby wipes up to the people that were sitting next to her who got splattered. By now, multiple people on the flight are sympathy puking and the flight attendants are walking down the aisles handing out airsick bags. The pilot made an announcement that they were going to turn down the cabin temperature in an attempt to help everyone feel better. I swear 2/3 of that plane was throwing up by the time we landed.... and my 6 mo old just slept the whole time. By far my most memorable flight.
@kiddosc: Ohh man that is horrible. The sympathy puke... Ugh, I can't even. But so glad your then baby slept through the whole thing!!
pomegranate / 3355 posts
We made it and everyone is feeling good! No more puke. So glad we didn't cancel even though I was really stressed out about it and most of the advice here told me to (adding to the stress..lol)
Thanks all for weighing in... As in most cases it appears to be a severely split topic
nectarine / 2407 posts
@kiddosc: omgggggg! By sympathy puking, you mean puking bc they were so disgusted?!
@Ajsmommy: glad you made it safe and puke-free.
nectarine / 2971 posts
@Ajsmommy: glad you made it ok!
I would absolutely have still went. Flying is a huge expense and we could never have afforded to take the hit of canceling flights and having to buy different ones.
nectarine / 2964 posts
@Ajsmommy: Kudos to you for how you handled this thread where (more than) half of the people were bashing / despised on the idea of you still considering going. Good for you girl .
Just like everything else on the internet, we can only speculate. Only the parents right there with their kids who can observe can make an informed decision. Of course anyone in their right mind wouldn't go if the child is puking every 20 mins and were very very sick, but if the puking weans off and the child acts normal, honestly I don't see why not. Glad that your child felt fine and everyone made it in good health!
@Ajsmommy: Glad everything turned out ok! Hope no one else gets sick!
@pachamama: lol, yes... puke doesn't really bother me, but DH was really struggling to keep it together.
pear / 1992 posts
I've been following along this thread mostly because it's a situation that could so easily happen to any family and I was really interested in the (many) different opinions.
But I also wanted to chime in as a life-long motion sickness sufferer and sing the praises of Dramamine. Cars, boats, planes - they all make me puke. If I take dramamine then I feel like every other traveler. It's such an incredibly embarassing thing to be a grown adult throwing up on a plane Bonus points that my midwife let me know it's safe while pregnant and that saved a trip to Scotland for me and our family. I missed one dose before a short leg of air travel and that was the only time I got sick during 10 days of flights, trains, and car travel in a foreign country.
We're having so much fun!!! Thank goodness we didn't cancel.
@pachamama: thank you!!
@Purpledaisy: thanks for weighing in. I'm so glad we didn't cancel and waste all that money! And we're having so much fun it would have been a real shame to miss it
@irene: thank you!! I was really agonizing over this and honestly this page is usually so helpful. I mean I understand different opinions but I will admit was very disenhearted with the "lurker" activity on this thread...but alas that's what some people do.... Owell...
@graceandjoy: thank you!!! All.good!! Been over 24 hrs so fingers crossed
grape / 98 posts
I would have gone to urgent care, gotten some Zofran, and taken the flight. They give kids like half of an orally dissolving one. There is a liquid too for toddlers. Glad everything worked out. I still have some leftover from pregnancy. Helped when I got a recent bout of food poisoning XD
pomelo / 5607 posts
Glad you went and are having fun!
This made me think what would you do if your kid was sick but it was the flight home from your vacation? What if you couldn’t stay longer and had to fly with a sick kid. I probably thought this because yesterday I was flying home with my two boys and it would really suck to fly with a sick kid.
apricot / 341 posts
@ALV91711: that happened to us actually. We flew to a family reunion with my 14 month old. On our flight out there he caught croup from somebody. We ended up at a childrens urgent care during the trip. And flew home before he was recovered. It didnt even occur to me to cancel or change or flights because we were flying home on a Sunday and we all had to be back at work on Monday. (My mom was a teacher and with us on the trip and since it was summer she watched him till he was cleared ro go back to daycare). Not to mention we couldn't have afforded the several hundred the new tickets would have easily costs us as our orginal tickets were 600 round trip a seat!
Thankfully because he was sick he wasn't as active as his normal self and was tired so slept most of the return trip. We kept him away from other people, covered his face as much as possible and brought lysol wipes and hand sanitizer in attempts to reduce the spread of it.
grapefruit / 4449 posts
This thread illustrates why I always bring lysol wipes and hand sanitizer on planes. They are disgusting and it's largely unavoidable - plus people are most contagious usually before they even know that they are sick - but constant use of hand sanitizer and wipes really helps...
@RKitty: that does not sound like a fun trip home. I’d have to do the same. Changing flights is so expensive!
@ALV91711: actually... it was a pretty easy trip home as he was sick enough he sleep most of the time and had no energy so we didn't have to keep him entertained.
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