Chrissy Teigen made headlines the day after Christmas after tweeting what most would consider to be a nightmare travel ordeal.
The incident involved two brothers, one of whom was an authorized All Nippon Airways, or ANA, passengerwhile the other had a United Airlines ticket, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England said. "Why...why do we all gotta go back, I do not know", tweeted Teigen, 32.
Per The Guardian, an unidentified "rogue passenger" somehow boarded the wrong plane-a la Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York-and no one noticed until everyone was hovering somewhere over the North Pacific. "As part of the airline's security procedure, the pilot in command made a decision to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked".
The ANA flight took off from LAX at 11:36am on Tuesday and landed at the same airport at 7:32pm - a total flying time of seven hours and 56 minutes.
Eventually, Teigen and Legend tweeted in the safety of an airline lounge.
Among the 226 other passengers was none other than model, TV personality, and Twitter influencer Chrissy Teigen along with her husband, singer John Legend.
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Nippon Airways said they were trying to figure out how the passenger with the United ticket was able to get on board.
"Why did we all get punished for this one person's mistake?" she asked.
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A USA government official with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the incident involved two brothers - one ticketed on ANA and the other on a United Airlines flight leaving about the same time.
The airline could face a stiff fine from US Customs and Border Protection for letting the passenger board and not taking an accurate headcount.