Of all the catastrophes that can occur in an airplane, you wouldn’t expect the most screaming and crying to come from a case of an upset stomach. However, one passenger who received the wrong food order on a flight from Dubai detailed her flight with unexpected gluten through a series of TikTok videos. The following scene seems to depict some of the most exciting overreactions to ever occur in an airplane lavatory.
Chloë Chapdelaine was on a fifteen-hour flight from Dubai to Los Angeles the incident occurred. According to her TikTok videos, the tragic ordeal began to take place during the flight as she tearfully explained her circumstances to viewers from the bathroom of the plane. Apparently, the plain croissant that the social media influencer ordered came with gluten, something that she was not prepared to ingest.
In the TikTok, Chapdelaine fought through tears to explain to fans that “I do feel like celiac disease is not taken as seriously at times.” While the disease is often not viewed as one of the biggest health risks facing the public, it has certainly seen its footprint in American culture increase as awareness has steadily grown.
I’m feeling defeated today. I often share about gluten free travel, but not the struggles. This stuff happens too often 🥺 did you spot the outlier? 🥐 @Emirates #glutenfreetravel #glutenfreelife #airplanefail #celiacdisease
She then went on to state the thesis of her wild rant, “I do feel that people with food allergies or sensitivities deserve to exist safely and be taken seriously in their medical condition and that’s not always the case.” Well, I agree with her so far as I assume most of those reading this article would. Medical conditions should be taken seriously.
Then, she explained what exactly happened to make her feel so ill. “To be told I had eaten half a non-gluten-free croissant, which is quite a large amount and bigger than what I have reacted to in the past, was really scary for me.”
Then, in another turn of events, she began forcing herself to purge the offending bread from her body. “I went to the bathroom and made myself physically sick and was in there for about an hour throwing up, which was horrible. I knew if I didn’t do that it would cause my body a lot more damage.”
To round out the symptoms, Chapdelaine felt that she “could feel the other symptoms starting straight away as well and it just got worse from there,” she added. “I started getting really bad stomach cramping, I got diarrhea, I felt nauseous and my skin started itching.”
This whole ordeal did not end on the plane according to the online sensation who boasts 1.4 million followers. She says that lingering symptoms from the croissant will likely be felt for another 14 days. That will certainly be a flight that she does not forget for as long as she lives.
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