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airsickness:

see motion sicknessmotion sickness,
waves of nausea and vomiting experienced by some people, resulting from the sudden changes in movement of a vehicle. The ailment is also known as seasickness, car sickness, train sickness, airsickness, and swing sickness.
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airsickness

[′er‚sik·nəs]
(medicine)
Motion sickness associated with flying due to the effects of acceleration.
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That cool air sure felt good as airsickness came on.
US Airways makes $10 million a year selling ad space on tray tables and napkins, and is negotiating selling ads on its airsickness bags.
I remembered the crew chief's admonition about airsickness: "If you mess it up, you clean it up." I made myself look out the window and saw that we were approaching Lake Pontchartrain, the second-largest salt water lake in the United States.
As the helicopter hovered over Gaedcke, Peter's 18-year-old sister, Hannah, and a friend dropped water bottles cushioned in airsickness bags to the struggling hiker.
The drop can be harrowing as well as nauseating, and stepping off the plane with a full airsickness bag in hand is not the best way to start an assignment.
Eydin Hansen, an aerospace physiologist assigned to the 75th Aeromedical Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, "and it's the number one culprit of airsickness."
Airsickness was still a common affliction aboard unpressurized, propeller-driven airliners--forced to fly at lower altitudes through the most turbulent air.
The Motion History Questionnaire (MHQ), which was developed 30 years ago to study airsickness and disorientation attributable to Coriolis stimulation, is often used to assess susceptibility differences based on past occurrences of sickness in inertial environments (Kennedy & Graybiel, 1965).
As she climbed out of the fighter jet at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, she removed her helmet and proudly held up her airsickness bag, empty and dry.
Accepted for pilot training with the RAF, he had to give it up because of a tendency to airsickness.
The B vitamins are known as the catalytic spark plugs of the body, so are a good 'must have' vitamin to take travelling - for anything from fluid retention to jet lag and airsickness. Taking a B complex will also make your urine bright yellow so don't panic.
The flight on 19 January from London, UK to Orlando, Florida was diverted to Iceland after Michael Philippe reported to the captain and another flight attendant that he had found a message that there was a bomb on board, written on an airsickness bag in the toilet.