The airline said about 10 passengers were sick and were getting medical attention 'as a precaution'.
The nine other passengers were medically screened on scene and were later released.
Two American Airlines flights have arrived in Philadelphia with sick people on board. The rest of the passengers were released after evaluations. "Airport operations were not impacted during this time", the statement read, according to Fox News. Passengers were required to fill out forms and have their temperature taken as they exited the plane.More news: Leroy Sane leaves Germany squad to attend birth of child
"Passengers who are not ill will be allowed to continue with their travel plans, and if necessary will be followed up with by health officials."
Sykes and many other passengers were held on the plane for an additional two hours after the 13-hour flight landed in the USA shortly after 9 a.m. ET.
Eleven people aboard an Emirates airline flight from Dubai were taken to NY hospitals with a mystery ailment after scores of passengers and crew complained of feeling sick during the 14-hour overnight trip from the Middle East.More news: Water crisis: Imran Khan seeks overseas Pakistanis’ help
In an another apparently unrelated health scare, passengers on four Southwest Airlines flights in Texas may have been exposed to measles in the last 16 days.
Vanilla Ice, who was seated on the top floor of the flight, was initially unaware of the situation.
"This is insane", Vanilla Ice tweeted again. Emirates confirmed to The Washington Post that number included seven crew members and three passengers. "They said there are some passengers that are ill so we are going to go out on the runway and hang out".
"Happy to report that I am through customs and on my way home", Coben tweeted just after 11 a.m. ET.More news: Trump responds to NK message with enthusiastic tweet
On Thursday, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene said a "majority of the tests showed common viruses, such as influenza and the common cold".