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  Posted Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 7:47pm by Zen Recreations

#diarrheaplane The most-talked-about air travel nightmare in America

A  passenger had diarrhea “all the way through the plane” - causing the pilot to report a “biohazard issue” and turn the plane around before it even left American airspace.

Then Tuesday evening, video began circulating online that appears to show the cabin of the plane, with the diarrhea indeed running all through the plane - up along the length of the aisle with several blankets, paper towels and whatever else anyone could find to try to cover it. 

While some some felt it was the funniest thing ever experienced.

Some said ‘It was dribbled down the aisle, smelled horrible’

Another passenger  said “The vanilla-scented disinfectant used on it only made it smell like vanilla s–t,”

While a fellow passenger quiped “It was an experience that I hope no one has to go through. I hope the poor woman that had this experience recovers,”

From the diarrhea incident on Delta A350 to the vomit-covered seat on Air Canada, cases of body fluids on flights in recent times abound. Even if you only fly first class, there’s no getting around the fact that moving your bowels at 36,000 feet is a bit of an ordeal. Now imagine in  the A350 which is 60.45 m (198.3 ft)-long, A350-800 was designed to seat 276 passengers in a typical three-class configuration with a range of 8,245 nmi

So here are some precautions you can take befoe your next flight if you are not a frequent flier. Symptoms associated with diarrhea (loose, watery stools) may include: Belly cramps or pain.

“Diarrhea is hereditary; it runs in your jeans.”



When it comes to maintaining a healthy digestive system while traveling, there are several precautions you can take to minimize the risk of developing traveler’s diarrhea or other stomach issues. Here are some tips to help you keep your tummy happy and healthy on your next trip:

1. Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day, and avoid sugary drinks that can dehydrate you further.

2. Avoid Undercooked Foods: Raw or undercooked foods can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s best to stick to cooked and well-done foods. Make sure to cook your food thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and seafood.

3. Skip Unpasteurized Dairy: Unpasteurized dairy products, such as raw milk and soft cheeses, can contain harmful bacteria like E. coli and Listeria. Stick to pasteurized dairy products or alternatives like almond milk or soy milk.

4. Beware of Spicy Foods: While spicy foods can be delicious, they can also irritate your stomach and cause digestive issues. If you’re not used to spicy foods, it’s best to avoid them or start with small portions to test your tolerance.

5. Pack Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help maintain a healthy gut. You can find probiotics in foods like yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables, or you can take a probiotic supplement.

6. Be Mindful of Local Water: Tap water may not be safe to drink in some countries, so it’s important to check with your hotel or local authorities before drinking the water. If in doubt, stick to bottled water or bring a water filter with you.

7. Avoid Street Food: While street food can be delicious, it may not be cooked or handled properly, which can increase your risk of getting sick. Stick to reputable restaurants and food stalls, and avoid eating from vendors that don’t have proper food handling and storage facilities.

8. Keep Your Hands Clean: Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Make sure to wash your hands frequently, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.

9. Consider a Travel Vaccine: Depending on your destination, you may need to get a travel vaccine to protect yourself against local illnesses. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are recommended for your trip.

10. Be Aware of Altitude Sickness: If you’re traveling to high altitudes, be aware of the risk of altitude sickness, which can cause symptoms like nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and take breaks to acclimate to the altitude.

By following these tips, you can help keep your tummy happy and healthy on your next trip. Remember to always consult with a healthcare professional before traveling, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or allergies.


Safe travels