Michigan Woman Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Flight to Iceland, Isolates in Bathroom 5 Hours [VIDEO]
We've heard about lots of air travel issues recently due to COVID-19 - delayed and canceled flights, etc. - but this story takes the cake...
TODAY reports that Michigan schoolteacher, Marisa Fotieo, was on a flight to Iceland when she tested positive for COVID-19.
Marisa started to have a really bad sore throat about halfway through the flight from Chicago to Reykjavik. (Side note, if she's flying out of Chicago, I'm thinking she might be from West Michigan?)
So Marisa went to the plane bathroom to take one of the rapid tests she'd brought with her...
She tells TODAY,
Within - what felt like two seconds - there were two lines...
So Marisa chose to voluntarily isolate in the airplane bathroom. She says her biggest concern was infecting other people on the flight.
Oh man, airplane bathrooms are SO small! Can you imagine being cooped up in that tiny space for 4-5 hours?!
Marisa shared about her ordeal on TikTok. Her initial video from the cramped plane bathroom has been viewed almost 4 million times.
It sounds like there was a really great crew on the Icelandair flight though, who made it less terrible for Marisa.
She says one flight attendant in particular, Rocky, went over and above to make sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed.
When the plane landed, they even exchanged info, and Rocky brought Marisa a Christmas present while she was isolating in her hotel! How sweet is that?!
It sounds like Rocky went all out to make sure Marisa had a good Christmas, even though the circumstances were less than ideal...
From her TikTok vids, it looks like Marisa is still quarantining at her hotel in Iceland. She seems to be hanging in there though! Well, this is definitely a trip Marisa will remember forever... Hopefully she can make it back safely to the Mitten State soon!