What was the worst traveling experiences you had? One time I was...

United States
August 22, 2009 6:45pm CST
...riding a 12 hours plane from Narita airport, Japan to Atlanta, USA. The chocolate I bought from Japan started to acting up in my stomach, either that or the Mcdonald burger, but anyway I had dhiarrea for 12 hours straight, and has to go to bathroom every 30 minutes while ( just my luck ) sitting between two huge men. By the time I reached Atlanta, I was so pale and barely has any energy to walk to the store to buy an anti dhiarrea pill. LoL, I can honestly say that wa my worst travel experience that I could think of so far. Mind to share yours?
5 responses
@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Mine was when we had to do a crash landing in Atlanta because we didn't know if our landing gear locked in place. It was scary as hell to see the runway lined up with ambulances and cops incase something went horribly wrong. We ended up landing ok, we bounced on the runway and I guess that force made the landing gear lock into place. What made it worse was we had another plane ride to get to Hawaii. My brother was freaking out about getting on another plane (he was only 3)...he wouldn't let my hand go the whole flight which was about a 7 hour flight (I was his protector).
• United States
25 Sep 09
Good thing you were there for your brother. I would be afraid of getting into another plane after my earlier flight being like that. But hey, I bet hawaii is nice! :)
23 Aug 09
It was most definitly the flight from JFK to London Heathrow last December. We were very tired as we had arrived at the airport check in 2 hours early and our plane was delayed also. There was nothing to do at the airport, we were hungry as it was dinner time but there were little vegetarian things to eat and my boyfriend didn't like any of the things either. It didn't help we only had $10 between us either as we were going to eat on the plane. So we were hungry and bored and then the airport started showing some NFL game which my boyfriend got really into so I was even more bored! Anyway, we finally got on the plane and we were just glad to get some rest. However the turbelence on the plane was horrendous. I am scared of flying at the best of times so I was really on edge and scared. Eventually I put some music on and was able to get to sleep. Then shortly after I was awoken by some girl screaming "help help" over and over. She was shouting for her mum who she said she thought was dying. It was one of the scariest and most unpleasant things I have experienced in my life as when I woke up it was all dark on the plane, I couldn't see my boyfriend and I didn't know where I was. It was like I was in a nightmare. In case you were wondering, the girls mum was ok in the end. The airline people came with some equipment and a breathing thing and she was breathing into a machine for the rest of the flight although I was still scared that she was going to die or something was going to happen again. I was very glad to land and get off the plane. Definitly the worst journey ever!
• United States
25 Sep 09
I have to hand it to you, It must have been very suck! Nothing like anxiety on a plane. And the fact that you are up there in a sky which nothing to hold on to if you fall makes it worse. I hope none of ur future journeys will be that bad. :)
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
I was on a plane traveling from London to Sfax via Tunis. There was much turbulence and I felt really ill. I got terrible ear pain when I landed in Tunis. Then it took off again and in addition to that I threw up whilst landing the second time. I had a salad to eat at the port for Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia. On the high speed ferry I couldn't stop throwing up. I was so very sick and weak. I got in a rickshaw when I arrived. I carried on being sick. I was incredibly ill for one week. I had sickness and a high fever.
• United States
25 Sep 09
Woaa, you have it way harder than I do. Like, way, way harder. I was from Indonesia, and if I do some recalling...yea, the journey using the high speed ferry was not exactly the best.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
That sounds like a nightmare trip from hell. The worst travelling experience I had which is not as bad as yours by the sound of it, was when I was taken on a boat for the first time, the sea was very rough and it was a very turbulent crossing! Well we had just been on a coach for four hours and we were kind of drained, then it was a four hour boat crossing, well everyone looked green and everywhere you went you saw people being sick, it was gruelling, the boat was going up and down, up and down, and I wasn't that old at the time but I do remember there was nothing to do on the boat and the four hours at the time seemed like four weeks, I thought it would never end, it has put me off boats for life!
• United States
25 Sep 09
Oh, wow...that must be tough for you. I wouldn't ride boat ever again if I were in your position too. :0
• United States
23 Aug 09
when I was 10 years old, we did a summer family cross-country road trip. we all piled into our ancient Lincoln Continental and drove all over just for the hell of it. The worst was when the Lincoln broke down in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico... in August... in the middle of the day. (this was before cell phones). sitting outside, waiting for someone else to pass was gruesome.
• United States
23 Aug 09
Oh, God...that's awfull. But, hey, you learnt from it, didn't u? LoL, I've had a quite similar experience to that too. Our car ran out of gas at 4 am in a remote area, and we have to push the car to the next gas station which was far, far, far away... (- -!)