8-Hour Flight To Nowhere: Chrissy Teigen Live-Tweets Flight Mishap With Wrong Passenger


The Legends have landed! Pregnant model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend have finally arrived in Tokyo after an eight-hour "flight to nowhere."

'Flight To Nowhere'

Teigen and Legend boarded an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight to the Japanese capital from Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 26 to ring in the New Year. However, four hours into their journey to Tokyo, their flight took a U-turn and they found themselves back in LA eight hours later thanks to an unauthorized passenger.

The Sports Illustrated model, who is expecting her second baby with the "All of Me" hitmaker, shared the experience with her 9.2 million-plus followers on the micro-blogging platform in a series of live tweets.

"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," she tweeted. "Why ... why do we all gotta go back, I do not know."

'Unauthorized Passenger'

The flight, was made to head back to Los Angeles after an unauthorized passenger had boarded the flight.

Among the 226 passengers on board were two brothers, one of whom had boarded the wrong flight. The individual had a boarding pass for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo but boarded the ANA flight with his brother, who was issued the correct boarding pass, according to TSA Spokesman, Mike England.

The ANA flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and arrived back in Los Angeles at about 7:30 p.m.

The unauthorized passenger managed to make it pass several security checkpoints with his sibling in tow and arrived at the terminal without anyone realizing that he was entering the wrong flight. Perhaps, it was because the two brothers had very similar names, as one law enforcement official pointed out.

It is the airline employees' responsibility to make sure the passengers are carrying the correct boarding passes for the flight.

Teigen was disgruntled at first since she and her hubby, along with the other 224 passengers on board, had just spent eight hours on a flight and were still in Los Angeles. However, she tried to make fun of the situation on Twitter.

ANA later issued an apology to all the passengers and stated that the plane was made to return to LA as part of the airline's security protocol.

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