Most people know that travelling during the holidays can be an actual, serious shit show. The airports are always super busy, schedules are airtight, flights are jam packed and not to mention extremely expensive. Basically, it always feels a little rough - even if it goes according to plan. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's flight was a traveller's nightmare as they departed from LAX to Tokyo. Or at least, attempted to.
John and Chrissy were flying to Tokyo for a romantic New Year's Eve and great sushi. A wonderful plan for any couple, especially this famous duo. They were up in the air, on their way, when suddenly - the plane announced that they were turning around. Why? Because somebody was on the wrong flight.
This was four yours in to an extremely long 11-hour flight to Tokyo. Instead of going all the way to Japan, the flight re-routed back to LAX. Delaying 150 passengers with a full day of extra travel and majorly screwing with their plans. Chrissy did what Chrissy does best of course and narrated the whole affair to her millions of Twitter followers, giving everyone the deets.
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
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
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
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
Not only did Chrissy and the other passengers have to talk to the police, but de-board the plane and wait an additional 3-4 hours before boarding a new flight! AMA travel is definitely going to feel the burn of Chrissy T's live-tweeting as this holiday horror went viral almost immediately after being posted. Here's hoping everyone else travels swiftly and safely from now to New Year's!