Chrissy Teigen live-tweets 8-hour flight debacle on 'plane to nowhere'

  • Updated
  • 28/12/2017

American supermodel and social media icon Chrissy Teigen has hilariously live-tweeted an eight-hour 'flight to nowhere'. 

Nippon Airways Flight 175 to Tokyo was forced to U-turn and head back to Los Angeles on Tuesday night, making the passengers endure eight hours in the air to end up right where they started.  

The redirect apparently occurred because a malfunctioning ticket scanner allowed a passenger to board the flight, despite holding a ticket with a completely different airline. 

Or as Teigen more eloquently put it in a Tweet: "So basically the boarding pass scanner is just a beedoop machine that makes beedoop noises that register to nowhere."

The airline chose to return to Los Angeles, instead of flying on to Tokyo, as part of its 'security procedure, after someone boarded the wrong flight', CNN reports.

The supermodel kept her almost 10 million Twitter followers entertained throughout the flight, with posts poking fun at the airline and puzzled queries as to 'why we must suffer for one person's mistake'.

Her fans were quick to suggest punishments for the unlucky accidental passenger, with one follower suggesting: "You and everyone on your plane should agree to kill this person and never say who did it."

Another simply said: "Throw them out of the plane".

One user posted a photo showing the hilariously roundabout flight path.

The mixup may have been worth it for one soul aboard, who got to post a particularly epic first-ever tweet of himself posing with Teigen and husband/musician John Legend.

Despite enduring the frustrating flight, Teigen still managed to look on the brightside after she landed.

"I don't know why I'm not more upset about this," she tweeted. "The pleasure I get out of the story is worth more to me than a direct flight to Tokyo."