I’m back from Singapore now – was an okay trip – nothing really exciting happened, was too busy working to do much else.
The trip home was “interesting”. As many frequent travellers know – “interesting” is not something you generally want from a flight … boring and uneventful are usually best !!
Fortunately there was nothing wrong with the plane or anything, but there was a guy sitting across the aisle (and one row forward) from me who had a seizure about an hour north of Australia.
Fortunately there was a flight attendent right next to him at the time, and they were able to help control him so he didn’t hurt himself or others during the fit. Some doctors on board were able to look after him, and once he had settled down a bit, they decided that he would be okay to continue on to Sydney, so we didn’t need to divert to Darwin. By the time we arrived back, he was sitting up and talking – although he still looked very drained.
The couple sitting next to me actually knew him, so were able to advise the crew and doctors about his health (no history of seizures). I ended up spending most of the flight chatting to them, swapping travel tales.
So while the trip was more interesting than is usually considered good, at least the trip went relatively quickly.