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Chrissy Teigen Turned an Eight-Hour Flight to Nowhere Into Comedy Gold
The saga of her and John Legend's LAX-to-LAX adventure deserves its own movie script.
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Model, cookbook author, and aspiring criminal investigator Chrissy Teigen lived out every traveler's newfound greatest fear Tuesday night. After about four hours into an eleven hour flight to Tokyo, the flight turned around because a passenger somehow ended up on the wrong flight, and naturally, Teigen captured the whole debacle on Twitter.  

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     

So many questions and I have no answers. Either do they. This person must be mortified though    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017  

what is happening how do you know more than I do. I’m still in the sky! https://t.co/0c4q8TKcwN    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017

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Through a series of tweets that spanned about nine hours, Teigen, who was traveling with husband John Legend, took note of every ridiculous moment following ANA Flight 175's big u-turn in the sky. Unlike the rest of us mere mortals, she seemed to take the whole situation in stride, and in the face of tragedy, she turned to Clint Eastwood.     

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

This person is so lucky that we will all have to deplane. Imagine having to walk off alone. The shame!    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017    

I don’t know why I’m not more upset about this. The pleasure I get out of the story is worth more to me than a direct flight to Tokyo    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017 

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I won’t be able to sleep until I know how this person figured out they were on the wrong flight. That’s all I ask. 150 people have been majorly inconvenienced, please, just tell me    
— 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  

The All Nippon Airways flight originally left LAX around 11 a.m. PT headed for Japan, but turned around because the aforementioned passenger was not only meant to be on a different flight—they were meant to be on a flight from an entirely different airline. You know, because getting on the wrong airline, sitting through all of the safety presentation, and just ignorantly bopping your way to Tokyo is a totally normal thing that can happen to anyone.     

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     

LAX —> LAX flight complete. Flight time, 8 hours and 20 minutes.    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017 

After ANA Flight 175 returned, passengers were questioned by police about their surprise guest, but no one seemed to know any more than police did. Even with her investigative prowess, Teigen ended the night in a lounge watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, prompting housewife Lisa Rinna to jump in on the drama on Twitter.     

There is a 20 minute interview before we can get off the plane!! This is my dream. Police! Talk to me talk to me    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017  

My first tweet can’t be more epic than this: just survived an 8-hour LAX-LAX flight with @chrissyteigen and @johnlegend on #ANA #NH175 pic.twitter.com/yY0vIqfcja    
— Raffy (@Raffywu) December 27, 2017

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Still on the plane. Starting to get a little...as james franco in spring breakers would say... spicious    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017 

*quits whatever my job is to devote my life to this likely very simple mistake*    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017     

Sorry the video broke up. Clearly the feds are trying to silence me    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017  

At the end of the day, Teigen wasn't able to shed any light on the situation and per usual, Lisa Rinna was of no help. The closest Teigen got to Tokyo on Tuesday was a bowl of ramen. She apologized to over nine million followers for not being able to get anymore information, saying, "I wish I could be your Snowden."     

I’m in a room with water and a tv! The government is using real housewives to keep me quiet !!!!!! https://t.co/ypPVjAF85C    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017

no one will spill anything :( I wish I had more for you guys. I wish I could be your snowden    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017  

They....they gave me ramen pic.twitter.com/0o9tk0wPrQ    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017

ANA Flight 175 took off again early this morning, albeit with one less passenger. Here's hoping that things work out better the second time around.     

Yoda is in a seat and they’re playing Star Wars music    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017     

Taking off!!! Please don’t be the same menu please don’t be the same menu    
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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