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motion sickness

A condition in which a person suffers from nausea and vomiting. Motion sickness includes sea sickness, car sickness, swing sickness, and air sickness. The sickness in the air may be caused by a fear of flying, apprehension at seeing the horizon at different angles, turbulence, unusual attitudes, and g forces. It also may be caused by mismatching between the balance signals from the ear and the visual signals from the eye. Also called air sickness.
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As a CEO who likes and values his job, you don't want to end up like the unhappy character in the commercial who found that he had paid too much for his airplane travel, his rental car, his motel--and was lunging for his air sickness bag.
For example, an airplane turning as you circle the airport may cause air sickness. The semicircular canals sense movement and turning while the eyes, looking inside the plane, don't see the same movement.
They include - and this is for real - cheese labels, sugar sachets, matchboxes and, would you believe, air sickness bags!
While briefing the student, I learned that his performance was below average and he had had issues with air sickness. However, I didn't think much of it--just a little more work needed from me.
Boeing's latest jetliner may help some passengers avoid air sickness. Boeing's new 787 jetliner will handle turbulence better than the company's other models, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
In the early 1980s, the Air Force began the Air Sickness Management program to assist more than half of the student pilots who statistically encounter airsickness to some degree in their training.
United Airlines Flight 840, carrying 246 passengers including a senior US diplomat was turned around 90 minutes after take-off on Tuesday and returned to Sydney after a flight attendant found the letters 'BOB' written on an air sickness bag in one of the Boeing 747's toilets.