Chrissy Teigen’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Flight

December 27, 2017, 12:00 PM UTC

You think you’re having a holiday travel nightmare? Try switching places with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

The couple, who are expecting their second child, found themselves on an eight-hour and twenty minute flight from Los Angeles International Airport to, well, Los Angeles International Airport. The All Nippon Airways Flight 175, which was originally bound for Tokyo, turned around over the Pacific four hours into the journey after a passenger was found on board who wasn’t supposed to be there.

Teigen immediately took to Twitter to share humorous minute-by-minute updates with her followers.


Authorities confirmed the incident was purely a “mix up” and that there was no security threat, according to K-ABC TV. Google Flights tracker shows the plane being redirected back to LAX.

In a statement, All Nippon Airways expressed “sincere apologies to the passengers on NH 175 that were impacted by the delayed flight from Los Angeles International (LAX) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) on December 26th.” Still, the airline stood by the pilot’s decision: “At the time during the flight, the pilot in command was presented with information about the discrepancy in the passenger manifest. Based on the available information in flight, he made the correct decision to return to LAX. ANA supports the decision of the pilot, out of the abundance of caution and safety for the passengers and crew onboard.”

One person certainly lucked out in this situation. A Twitter user named Raffy snapped a selfie with Teigen and Legend and posted it as his first-ever tweet.

This isn’t the first time Teigen has taken to Twitter to air her flight-related grievances. In March, she tweeted in solidarity when two girls were barred from boarding a United flight for wearing leggings. “I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress,” she said.