Passengers on Continental Airlines Flight Not as Ill As Reported

A Continental Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Newark was held at the gate for 2 hours after arriving because several passengers reportedly had "flu-like" symptoms.  Earlier reports suggested that the flight was like a scene out of Airplane with a huge number of ill passengers ("We had a choice of steak or fish.  Yes, I remember.  I had the lasagna.").  However, it turns out just 7 passengers felt ill and were "normal," according to the Centers for Disease Control.  The plane’s passengers have now been released.

The initial concerns arose after it was determined that the sick passengers were part of a group of 80 people flying on the plane who had been on a river cruise.  Nothing to see here, please disperse.


  1. COME READ MY STORY…nothing to see here. Nice.