The aircraft was carrying 136 passengers from San Francisco to New Orleans when the mysterious smell forced an unscheduled stop.
"It is not right to send people to hell," Elin Ersson told fellow passengers.
Andrey Suchilin, 58, was a rock guitarist from Russia who contracted the necrotic infection while on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.
"I thought with absolute certainty that we were going to crash. It was terrifying."
The men reportedly failed their alcohol blood tests, asked for a 30-minute break, then returned with an even higher concentration of booze in their systems.
People on board vomited, and objects were dislodged in the turbulence.
The incident happened the same week an American woman was killed after a window broke on a Southwest Airlines flight.
Passengers left stranded with no offer of alternative flights home.
The firm has released plans for sleeping and recreation modules which could sit in aircraft cargo holds by 2020.
"As representatives of the American taxpayers, we are responsible for ensuring that their hard-earned money is not wasted."
"She cannot read or write even in her own language. So when you hand her a boarding pass, she's trusting that it's the right boarding pass," her daughter said.
A Delta flight traveling from Atlanta to London was turned around twice before making it across the Atlantic.
The former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL has faced plenty of questions about his air travel as secretary of the interior.
Intercity passenger trains are obsolete and have been since the advent of jet airliners.
A study involving dirty socks is a cautionary tale for frequent travelers.