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Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally get on the wrong plane, and then don’t realize it until you’re four hours into an 11-hour flight? Yep, same.
You can’t make this stuff up — it actually happened late Tuesday night. Fortunately for everyone with access to the Internet, Chrissy Teigen, AvGeek extraordinaire, was on said plane and live-tweeted the whole thing. Thanks to her, we can relive the eight-hour LAX to LAX odyssey, green juice and kale not included. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff, people.
Now, I’m no expert, but something tells me that it’s pretty hard to get on the wrong plane. Between the sign at the gate, announcements on the plane — never mind what your boarding pass says — it’s pretty hard to mess that one up. And yet… here we are.
Oh, and speaking of boarding passes…
Yes, United and ANA are partners… but maybe, just maybe, there’s a major giveaway that differentiates the two? Maybe something along the lines of big, blue letters that say “ANA” instead of “UNITED” plastered on to the side of the plane? Just a hunch, though.
Also: proposing a motion to share this article if you want to start calling boarding pass scanners “beedoop machines that make beedoop noises” instead.
The most glaring question, however, is: How in the world did this passenger finally figure out they were on the wrong flight while cruising at 35,000 feet after several hours had already gone by? Did they realize something was off when they actually wanted to finish every bite of their in-flight meal? Or perhaps when they got up to go to the bathroom and didn’t find the floor soaking wet and covered in discarded toilet paper?
I’ll turn my sarcasm off for a moment and cut this person a little slack. I mean, I was mortified when I had to fish out my bag with a clothes hanger on a recent flight, so I can’t imagine what was going through this person’s head.
What really kills me is the fact that this person’s seat even existed. What are the chances of the seat assigned on his/her United boarding pass actually being open while boarding the ANA flight? Going to go out on a limb here and say smaller than actually being able to fly the new Emirates first-class suites.
Let’s just hope she used the ANA/Amex transfer bonus to snag those first-class seats. Also, hey John Legend! Fancy meeting you here.
Not for nothing, but I have a feeling this person STILL didn’t end up catching their flight. So might as well turn the whole plane around so that no one gets to their destination on time, right? Makes perfect sense!
Every second that passes is feeling like the start of a Law & Order episode. The suspense is killing me! This is better than Netflix.
There’s some good news, though: They gave Chrissy ramen. She (and hopefully the rest of the passengers) didn’t starve. Now the real question is: Is that Cup of Noodles?! I didn’t realize I was back at sleepaway camp. Interesting.
Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m EXHAUSTED from this flight. I’m sure we’ll have a full recap and more details soon, but in the meantime, just let this tweet sink in for a second.
So basically, LAX-LAX is pretty much what she’d been hoping for all along.
Know before you go.
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