A Tokyo-bound flight All Nippon Airways has returned to Los Angeles after flying for about eight hours for carrying a wrong passenger.
A flight was heading to Tokyo from Los Angeles and had been four hours into the journey before an "unauthorised person" was discovered aboard the flight.
United States model Chrissy Teigen and singer husband John Legend were on a flight that was half-way from Los Angeles to Tokyo when it was forced to turn back after an "unauthorised person" was found onboard. The airline said in a statement that the "cabin crew notified the pilot that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight, and the pilot in command made the decision to return to the originating airport".
Chrissy Teigen live tweeted from aboard a nightmare 8-hour flight after a weird passenger mishap forced the plane to abruptly make a U-turn while on its way to Japan, ABC News reported. "We take great pride providing exemplary customer service, and on this flight we failed to do so".
In the last 24 hours, Flightradar found that 10 flights (of about 150,000) had returned to their origin, for reasons including mechanical issues, weather, a disabled aircraft at the destination airport and, of course, a confused passenger. Teigen tweeted that she had "so many questions" and said the person who had boarded the wrong flight "must be mortified".
She joked later that she was in a room with "water and a tv".
After landing back at LAX, things got even more interesting and Teigen held it together by Tweeting every second of her adventure. We are on ANA. So basically the boarding pass scanner is just a beedoop machine that makes beedoop noises that register to nowhere, ' Teigen tweeted.
The flight finally took off about five hours ago.
Roughly five hours after the whole mess started, Teigen said they were boarding a new plane. "ANA would like to express its apologies to the passengers for the inconvenience", it said.