Chrissy Teigen Live Tweets Hilariously Bizarre Flight Reversal

Dec 27, 2017 at 1:22 p.m. ET
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Holiday air travel has long lost its glamour — we’re kind of used to it too. We’ll have flight delays, cancellations, missed connections. We may deal with rude or unruly fellow passengers or weird flight dramas. It appears that is also true if you are Chrissy Teigen. Celebrities really are just like us.

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Last night, Teigen — our favorite person to follow on Twitter — tweeted that the flight from LA to Tokyo she was on with husband John Legend was inexplicably turning around and heading back.

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"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,” Teigen tweeted. “Why...why do we all gotta go back, I do not know.”

Teigen went on to share that the flight crew claimed a passenger had mistakenly boarded the Tokyo-bound flight, forcing the pilot to turn back to LAX.

But why? Why didn’t they make that passenger go back once they reached their final destination? Why did an entire plane have to reverse course on an already-long flight and start over?

“During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight and notified the pilot,” All Nippon Airways said in a statement. “As part of the airline’s security procedure, the pilot in command decided to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked.”

Meanwhile, Teigen, who is currently pregnant with her second child, was not having this. Not at all. And her reactions were hilarious.

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“They keep saying the person had a United ticket. We are on ANA,” she went on to tweet. “So basically the boarding pass scanner is just a beedoop machine that makes beedoop noises that register to nowhere.”

Beedoop, indeed. After turning around midway thru the flight to Tokyo and returning to LAX, Teigen and Legend spent a few hours in an LAX lounge before getting back on a plane and heading on another flight to Tokyo. As of the publication of this article, the duo is currently in air, and we can’t wait for her life updates when she lands.

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Sounds like a really annoying flight to have been on, but we imagine getting to share the experience with Chrissy Teigen made it better for everyone involved.

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