Passed out on a plane

Passing out in general is not something one really wants to do, but on a plane, it is certainly not ideal. Unfortunately this was soemthing I experiences yesterday on my sydney – Abu Dhabi flight.

We have no reason as to why it happened. I had eaten. I’d drunk quite a bit of water, I was fit and healthy and I was calm. We were all shocked.

So the story goes:

I was watching a movie (127 hours, the arm cutting off bit) and I said to my little sister Andrea “I think i’m gonna pass out”. She said immediaitely my eyes rolled back in my head and off I went!! I was out for a few seconds and came to with an intense fever and I couldn’t breath. My chest felt like it was tightening up, I was hot, I couldn’t see clearly and I felt as though I was being rolled around in circles.
They put me on oxygen and took me to business class for 3 hours, I was so weak. The Crew supervisor, cabin manager and 3 of the business class attendants were terribly worried. As was half the plane as they had seen me walk through with an oxygen mask. Not the image I usually like to portray.
I’m ok now, 10 hours later. I managed to sleep and even eat some breakfast. It wasn’t the most pleasant flight, but apparently my vitals are all good. still feel a bit dizzy but ok!!!
Most intense experience on a plane ever! The crew kept asking was it my first time flying or do I usally get sick, but I have never even felt nauseous on a plane. I catch at least 10 flights a year!! what is going on?
A huge thank you to the Ethihad crew. Stephanie, Cabin Manager, and Tom, Crew staff, Amazing! You supported me and kept me calm. If you ever pass out on a plane, you want these people watching over you.
And to my beautiful Sister Andrea!! I usually travel alone and for once, I had her by my side! She was an angel and a great support. Love you!
Word of warning-  do not watch 127 hours on a plane when you are reasonably tired…. the blood is not inducive to calm rest and a peaceful flight.
Happy travels!!

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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