Maybe she should start taking a boat ride.
Last week, a Jersey City woman’s flight to Rome unexpectedly dropped nearly 30,000 feet in about eight minutes before it was diverted to Newark, where she suffered another sky scare on her return trip.
Tato Lovere was aboard UA Flight 509 from Rome to Newark on Tuesday. An hour into the flight, a flight attendant called for help from passengers with medical experience.
Lovell said about 10 passengers quickly gathered near the rear of the Boeing 777 before the pilot announced that the plane was making an emergency landing for a passenger with a medical condition.
“I feel like the unluckiest and luckiest person,” Loverey, 47, said. “I’m alive and the plane didn’t crash, but is that luck or ‘you might not be so lucky next time’?”
Just days before the emergency landing, Lovre had been left jittery during a mid-air scare after a United flight to Rome plunged from 28,000 feet last week.
The plane was diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport, where Loverey and other passengers boarded a later flight to Rome.
Passengers said the captain said a “6 or 8-inch opening” in the side of the plane was causing the pressurization issue, but a United spokesman said there was never a loss of cabin pressure.
“There was just something not quite right,” Loverey, 47, told The Washington Post. “I’ve never owned two airplanes [reroute] Back to back on different days, same route, same seats [number]”.
“I wonder if [ill] people will blame me [for the medical emergency],” she joked.
United spokesman Charles Hobart confirmed that UA Flight 509 was diverted to Paris on Tuesday to address a passenger’s medical issue before departing for Newark in the late afternoon.
He did not provide any updates on the passenger’s health.