Long flights are hard to deal with under the best of circumstances. Of course, things only get harder when 16 people on board your flight become violently ill while in the air.
News outlets confirmed that 13 members a student group and 3 chaperones became ill while traveling from Miami to Boston onboard American Airlines.
13 Students, 3 Chaperones Get Sick On American Airlines Flight To Boston https://t.co/ZS9GSBXy5z— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@WBZ | CBS Boston News)1555861924.0
The group were likely all effected by the same illness while on their trip.
13 people are being evaluated at Mass General after becoming ill on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Logan… https://t.co/3CRcN9Ug2K— WBZ NewsRadio (@WBZ NewsRadio)1555868314.0
@wbznewsradio "... after a trip abroad." Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn— vote blue (@vote blue)1555892912.0
Paramedics arrived on the scene as the plane landed and immediately took all the ill passengers to the hospital.
This morning at approximately 9:20am, Boston EMS responded to Logan Airport with multiple units. A total of 13 pati… https://t.co/PxeaQe8Wqj— Boston EMS (@Boston EMS)1555863716.0
Apparently no one else on the plane reported any feelings of sickness...
Sixteen passengers who said they felt ill aboard an American Airlines flight from Miami were taken to a hospital in… https://t.co/mjnpjwcELR— AP Eastern US (@AP Eastern US)1555868697.0
...except for the understandable reaction to being on a plane with 16 vomiting people.
@BostonGlobe Imagine how god awful it would’ve been to be on this flight— regular sized rudy (@regular sized rudy)1555886627.0
More than a dozen passengers on an @AmericanAir flight from MIA to BOS became violently ill mid-flight, officials t… https://t.co/cOl6JTEDgE— Julie Leonardi (@Julie Leonardi)1555873937.0
Twitter celebrated not being sick on the flight by making a few jokes about the situation.
@BostonGlobe They needed Leslie Nielsen— Upton 🇺🇸 (@Upton 🇺🇸)1555885513.0
@wbz @dwinfrey72 Did they have the chicken or the fish?— The Centrist (@The Centrist)1555887415.0
@BostonGlobe Assuming they had the fish.— Rick Butkus (@Rick Butkus)1555885351.0
Some people online thought the sudden, unexplained illness displayed all the trademarks of a zombie movie's beginning:
@BostonGlobe Welp, this is how it starts.— Llilith (@Llilith)1555894150.0
@wbz And so it begins.... https://t.co/B1rQo6twNs— JLAB (@JLAB)1555887234.0
@BostonGlobe Didn’t Outbreak start like this?— Dave Spodek (@Dave Spodek)1555896568.0
@BostonGlobe They must have had the space special https://t.co/jikDQUaNNR— Veronica (@Veronica)1555890465.0
@wbz @CDCemergency @CDCgov @CDC_eHealth #outbreak https://t.co/vR4AD5lh5f— Frank Haller (@Frank Haller)1555895335.0
Ultimately, however, the most likely explanation is usually the correct one.
@wbz Food poisoning.— RedCocoaBean (@RedCocoaBean)1555886683.0
@wbz Is it possible that what made them sick was BEFORE they boarded that flight -and now @AmericanAir looks very b… https://t.co/azNOQEID4I— Aubrey Chandler (@Aubrey Chandler)1555894509.0
@wbznewsradio This is basically the start of every zombie movie— McKay Lasko (@McKay Lasko)1555887684.0
@NBCConnecticut Musta been food from before the flight . Sucks to get sick like that on the plane. God awful. https://t.co/XsPZHZnPBL— hikari (@hikari)1555906585.0
Fortunately, the ill passengers are all now being taken care of and will make a full recovery.
The same cannot be said for the airplane bathroom onboard their flight.