Woman documents trial of airplane toilet quarantine after learning that she has coronavirus in mid-flight

Using an airplane toilet is uncomfortable in the best of times, but imagine a woman’s luck when she discovered she had COVID-19 midway on a long-haul flight – and was forced to quarantine in the plane’s bog space.

Michigan teacher Marisa Fotieo documented the outrageous experience in a now viral TikTok video that attracts more than four million views.

After boarding his Icelandair flight to Reykjavík before Christmas, Fotieo began to feel the weather.

Worried that she might have contracted the virus, the Chicago woman took one of her own quick tests to see if she had been infected.

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IcelandAir Boeing 767-300 aircraft in landing configuration on approach to landing at Frankfurt Airport in Germany
The Chicago woman was forced to isolate herself in the plane’s bathroom for about five hours. (iStock / Getty)

To her dismay, the test confirmed she was positive.

“I just took my quick test and brought it into the bathroom, and within what felt like two seconds there were two lines [confirming a positive result],” she told Today in an interview.

Concerned that she would endanger the other 150 passengers by staying in her seat, she chose to quarantine the plane’s bathroom for the remaining five hours of the flight.

“My biggest fear was giving it to them,” she explained in the program.

She subtitles her viral video of the hell of a flying experience: “Shout out to @Icelandair for my VIP quarantine quarters .. #luxurylife #unfortunate #covid”.

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In an emotional follow-up on TikTok, Fotieo revealed how Icelandair flight attendant Ragnhildur “Rocky” Eiríksdóttir had come in contact with her to hand over a heart-warming Christmas care package when she was in quarantine at a Red Cross hotel in Iceland.

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Marisa unveils the catch on TikTok, and she turns to tears as she tears her way through the generous holiday package, tossing cakes, flowers, cookies, popcorn and even a miniature Christmas tree.

“Why are people so cute?” she says in the clip before collapsing in tears. “I have a Christmas tree because I have to celebrate Christmas alone!”

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Like Australia, the United States is experiencing an increase in the number of coronaviruses as the highly transmissible omicron variant spreads across the globe.

Australia has reached a bleak new milestone today after over 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases.

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