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A less obvious flying hazard

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In March, Peter King of SI.com made me the subject of his Monday Morning Quarterback “Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week” because I flew for the first time in 19 years, to Arizona for the league meetings.

He called this morning to see whether his latest “Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week” would affect my future transportation options.

Peter, you see, was puked on as a plane landed.  Here’s the full story:  “Traveling back from Dallas to the East Coast Thursday night, my American Airlines flight had a slightly bumpy approach and landing. Nothing too unusual, except to the 12ish-year-old boy across the aisle in row 32. As I stood up to stretch, the boy, without warning from the window seat, projectile-vomited. He caught some of it, but a chunk of it, yogurty in feel, BB’ed into my right ear, with another couple of splashes on my shirt.”

Actually, the possibility of catching a little vomit won’t keep me off a plane.  I’m planning to fly more later this year, and if the worst thing that happens while flying is a little flying puke, I can deal with that.

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  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    The 12 year old was fine after being attended to by a local exhorcist.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    I hate when that happens.

  3. fishercob says: May 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    FYI, that’s not the worst thing that could happen, Mike. The plane could crash. But hey, go for it.

  4. dioalice says: May 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    Suddenly my lunch, yogurty in feel, seems less appealing.

  5. beerbaron says: May 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    I’m not scared to fly but I might not eat yogurt for a while.

  6. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 6, 2013 2:20 PM

    I can’t think of a more deserving person to get puked on than Peter King.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    That must be similar to what it feels like to be a Vikings fan…

  8. john6v54 says: May 6, 2013 2:26 PM

    Next time please make it clear in the title that the article is only a shameless bait-n-switch plug for your NBC buddies.

  9. shackdelrio says: May 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    Peter King left out the part about the kid had just got done looking at the daily programming schedule for the NBC Sports Network.

  10. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 6, 2013 2:29 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    That must be similar to what it feels like to be a Vikings fan…
    ______

    Sometimes.

  11. ghostofgilchrist says: May 6, 2013 2:36 PM

    You feed people that many Tebow stories, this is what happens….

  12. alexxxv says: May 6, 2013 2:44 PM

    Forgot what time of the year is…

  13. seaeagle707 says: May 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    Another Donovan McNabb wannabe.

  14. starchybunker says: May 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    kid must’ve just finished reading one of King’s articles…

  15. pooflingingmonkey says: May 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    Maybe the kid read your book?

  16. underdog518 says: May 6, 2013 3:17 PM

    Nabby’s love child…

  17. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2013 3:22 PM

    this happens at the redskins stadium all the time, due to their play on the field

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 6, 2013 4:21 PM

    Maybe he thought he was at Lambeau Field? You know, when in Rome…

  19. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    @spielmanmagician

    Shouldn’t you be out celebrating that you dumped your punter because he said “wouldn’t it be great if people were nice to each other…”

  20. scarletmacaw says: May 6, 2013 6:36 PM

    The worst thing that can happen from turbulence is causing the rivets that hold the wing to come lose. Vomiting is minor by comparison.

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