Just arrived in Washington Dulles off a redeye from Seattle. I was in seat 6C, the aisle seat in the last row of first class on a 757. I had the same lovely crew on that flight that I had from San Francisco to Seattle yesterday evening, and everything was going well. My special meal was loaded and I fell asleep about half way through the movie “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
And then I woke up to the noise of my seatmate choking, or something like that. I was in a total daze since I was half asleep, but I immediately heard the flight attendant ask over the PA if there was a doctor aboard. Then this passenger started making really, really loud noises which woke up everyone in first class and the front half of economy. I can’t even begin to describe the noise. The flight attendants thought he was having a seizure. Holy cow, this is scary. I got up so the doctor could take a look at the passenger and waited with the flight attendants in the galley, as they noted how fast my heart was beating.
I then took a seat in 16C, the exit row, for about half an hour, at which point the flight attendants said I could return (after advising me that he went to the bathroom to change his pants… might just stay in economy then!). I felt bad for my seatmate as he was obviously embarrassed, though I was happy to see he was ok. He mentioned he had been food poisoned the night before and shouldn’t have flown. I then asked whether he was better, and he said he was still a bit queasy. Given that I had an aisle seat, there was no way in hell I could sleep anymore in case he had another “attack.”
What a flight. Might not be all that alert in class today!