Last week, American carrier Southwest Airlines was forced to return a flight to its departure airport, Connecticut Bradley International Airport (BDL) because passengers were bleeding out of their ears. Ouch!
At least one passenger was bleeding from their ears, and several passengers were treated at the airport. This happened because of a sudden pressure change which caused at least one passenger’s eardrum to rupture on this flight and many more to rupture on a similar Ryanair flight last year.
Southwest said they had “experienced a pressurization issue” shortly after takeoff on their Boeing 737. The Ryanair incident was also on a Boeing 737, so this might be a plane to avoid…
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