The thought of being stranded in an enclosed place while flying 35,000 feet in the air while a mysterious illness spreads through the cabin is stressful and anxiety-inducing, to say the least.
That's exactly what seems to have happened on Emirates flight 203, which took off in Dubai and landed 15-hours later in JFK New York City around 9:06 a.m.
The 500 passenger flight landed with several individuals experiencing a strange variety of symptoms, even some running fevers of 100 degrees.
According to a report by CNN, a passenger claimed that some people appeared to board the plane already sick and coughing, saying "they should have never been allowed to board."
The center for disease control (CDC) and a source at the Port Authority in New York claims that at least 100 passengers reported feeling ill when the plane landed, and about 10 passengers were actually sick.
You'll be reassured to know that none of the passengers were allowed to board on any connecting flights and those who were experiencing symptoms we're required checked in with local medical services as a precaution.
The CDC is thoroughly investigating this nightmarish airline incident and I'm sure updates will be available shortly.