Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flight

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were on board.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News the brothers cleared security at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with legit tickets, but were booked on separate flights to Tokyo.

She went on to express her frustration over having to return because of one person, stating, "Why did we all get punished for this one person's mistake?"

In a weird turn of events, a passenger had boarded the wrong flight and had a boarding pass from another airline. The airline said the decision to turn around was part of a security procedure.

While headed back to the airport, the airline figured out the incident was just a mix-up; nevertheless, the plane would continue back to LAX, a police spokesperson told KTLA. An unauthorized passenger on board caused the major inconvenience - and it's all kind of a long story that Chrissy was happy to share with fans in great detail while she live blogged the whole insane incident on Twitter. "A flying first for me: 4 hours into an 11 hour flight and we are turning around because a have a passenger who isn't supposed to be on this plane".

As a result of the diversion, passengers spent 8 hours on board the flight to nowhere.

"During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight and notified the pilot", the statement said. Everyone gets to suffer equally, except for one fan who managed to get a selfie with the pair. Why not just land in Tokyo and send the other person back?

"We can't be near the common folk", she tweeted. "We all have the same questions", Teigen tweeted. How is this the better idea, you ask?

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.

All Nippon Airways apologised to affected passengers in a brief statement on Twitter on Wednesday, which read: "We apologize to all of our passengers on Flight 175; we failed to deliver the customer service we strive for".

  • Kyle Peterson