Air travel can be a stressful experience with all of the waiting, ensuring you won't miss your flight, the delays, and the ridiculously high price of food and beverages.
I mean seriously, there was a peanut butter and jelly spot that was charging $5.19 a sandwich, get with it, people.
Usually all of the nightmares end once you're actually up in the air, barring any drunk idiots or on-board fights that result in marriages being dissolved, but even in those instances passengers are restrained and the flight goes on, business as usual.
a flying first for me: 4 hours into an 11 hour flight and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn’t supposed to be on this plane. Why...why do we all gotta go back, I do not know— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Except for a recent flight that Supermodel/Mom/TV Personality/Awesome Individual Extraordinaire Chrissy Teigen was on, it wasn't. Because Teigen, along with all of the other passengers were told that their plane was turning around, 4 hours into the flight, all because a single passenger wasn't supposed to be on the plane.
Now the first reaction anyone would have to this ridiculous inconvenience is something along the lines of:
But after the initial rage, frustration, and sadness dissipates, you'd probably be left with a single, frightening question.
Why in the hell is this person not allowed on the plane?
A question that Teigen asked and Twitter was dying to have answered.
So many questions and I have no answers. Either do they. This person must be mortified though— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Omg. Did the airline find out and turn around for safety reasons OR did the passenger find out and alert the airline?— elan gale (@theyearofelan) December 27, 2017
There were just too many possibilities/variables to consider.
Another question(s): why did it take so long to figure out that the passenger wasn’t supposed to be on the plane? Why was the passenger allowed on the plane??— Stephanie Wei (@StephanieWei) December 27, 2017
No matter what reasoning you wanted to entertain, the potential answers just didn't add up.
Why did we all get punished for this one person’s mistake? Why not just land in Tokyo and send the other person back? How is this the better idea, you ask? We all have the same questions.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Was the man a convict who mistakenly got on the plane and thought they were home-free?
Are you sure that’s not (don’t upset the passengers) code for “trying to flee the country”?— Laurie (@thetankgyrl) December 27, 2017
And even if that was the case, just how in the world did an entire human being mistakenly just get put on a plane? It makes zero sense.
I can't bring a full bottle of lotion on a plane but they somehow got a whole person into the plane?— #JayPetty2K17 (@Jay00789) December 27, 2017
It didn't take Twitter long to find out just what plain Teigen and her hubby Legend were on.
While others offered solutions to Teigen's flight conundrum.
They weren't very helpful ones, but you can't fault them for trying.
Others were just surprised that such a drastic measure was taken. The entire concept seemed just as alien to them as it did to Teigen.
WHAT. This is now my worst nightmare and 15 minutes ago I didn't even know this was possible,— catmom (@cleocatmom) December 27, 2017
She updated everyone on their status. Imagine getting on a plane to just end up going nowhere.
Lmao after all this I will have spent 8 hours on a flight to nowhere. Like we were all just havin a great time up here flyin in the sky watching gran torino time to go home now— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
There were ways for the airline to make amends, though.
They better give you all the frequent flyer miles and you know several free drinks— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) December 27, 2017
They did hook passengers up for Free WiFi, but...there was a catch.
Free WiFi for everyone though! Except we all have to stand in line at Narita to claim our 19.99. Thanks ANA!!— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 27, 2017
When they finally landed they made everyone else get off too, so the one passenger who wasn't allowed to be there wouldn't be singled out.
This person is so lucky that we will all have to deplane. Imagine having to walk off alone. The shame!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Which means the mystery was left largely unsolved.
I won’t be able to sleep until I know how this person figured out they were on the wrong flight. That’s all I ask. 150 people have been majorly inconvenienced, please, just tell me— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
What's insane is that the individual's ticket wasn't even for the right airline, so how in the heck did the ANA scanner mistake a United Ticket and allow the passenger on the flight?
They keep saying the person had a United ticket. We are on ANA. So basically the boarding pass scanner is just a beedoop machine that makes beedoop noises that register to nowhere— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Teigen looked at the bright side after the whole debacle, however.
I don’t know why I’m not more upset about this. The pleasure I get out of the story is worth more to me than a direct flight to Tokyo— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
A sentiment people echoed with some hokey, but true, adages.
They even snapped selfies with adoring fans on board.
It took them a total of 8 hours and 20 minutes just to end up where they were already at.
LAX —> LAX flight complete. Flight time, 8 hours and 20 minutes.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
But just because they landed, didn't mean it was the end of their journey.
Still on the plane. Starting to get a little...as james franco in spring breakers would say... spicious— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Everyone on the flight was interviewed by the police.
Police were interviewing all the people seated around the mystery person once we got off the plane. Why would they do this! I MUST KNOW MORE— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
Legend and Teigen were then put in a room to rest up before getting on another flight.
And they were given some fine dining as recompense for all the trouble they were put through.
They grew accustomed to their surroundings.
And they should've, because they were there for a while.
Until finally, they found a new flight that was somehow just as strange as their last one.
In its own unique way.
Yoda is in a seat and they’re playing Star Wars music— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
In case you thought she was making it up, she wasn't.
She only had one request for the new flight:
Taking off!!! Please don’t be the same menu please don’t be the same menu— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
I mean, it's the least the airline could do.