Chrissy Teigen’s Plane Tweets Have Finally Reached A Happy Ending
After the longest flight in the history of ever (not really, but it feels like it), Chrissy Teigen plane tweets have ended because she finally made it to Tokyo with John Legend. At 4:34 p.m. ET Wednesday, the model confirmed their arrival with an exciting tweet that read, "We are HERE!" She continued, "We uhhhhh went ahead and cancelled our connecting flight to nagoya and 3 hour car ride for...obvious reasons...but are happy to stay here in Tokyo! We feel like young lovers again. Been a while since the ramen adventures of 2012!" Unfortunately, the couple still had to change their travel plans, because of the major flight snafu they faced, but at least they finally arrived in Japan.
UPDATE: ABC News reported on Thursday that the FBI is weighing criminal charges against the two brothers mentioned below.
EARLIER: For those out of the loop, Teigen and Legend boarded a flight Tuesday afternoon, which was set to fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo. However, their plane was turned around four hours into their travel time after the airline (they flew All Nippon Airways, aka ANA) discovered someone was on board the wrong flight. Of course, the Cravings author live-tweeted the frustrating event — and her dramatic adventure went viral almost immediately.
According to a statement from ANA received by CNN, "The cabin crew notified the pilot that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight, and the pilot in command made the decision to return to the originating airport. We take great pride providing exemplary customer service, and on this flight we failed to do so."
If anyone was concerned (like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna), you can rest easy in knowing that Teigen and Legend arrived safely and are ready to begin their New Year's celebration, albeit not exactly how they expected. (Also, if anyone can get her a Nintendo charger, you'd be helping her out majorly.)
As someone who has dealt with more than her fair share of haters, in this instance, a lot of people are overjoyed for Teigen's Tokyo update. Her fans may even be more excited for her than when she gave birth to Luna. Yes, it's that big of a deal. Here's a look at the love she's receiving.
It was a scary time for a while.
It's Worthy Of An Oprah Gif
This Tweet Says It All
She Is Better Than All Of Us
She remained so calm about it all — and kept her sense of humor.
She Deserves Applause
And a standing ovation.
Here's Hoping They Can Leave Tokyo
Keep those fingers crossed it doesn't happen again.
The Perfect Friends Reference
She finally got off the plane.
The Journey Has Been Real
Thank you for this amazing ride, Chrissy.
According to two law enforcement sources who spoke with CNN Wednesday, what happened with the passenger mix-up is two brothers were both traveling to Tokyo, but they were booked on different flights. Per the one law enforcement source, the brothers have such similar names that they were somehow both allowed to board the ANA flight Teigen was on. Regarding security measures, ANA told NBC News in a statement, "As part of the airline's security procedure, the pilot in command decided to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked." According to Los Angeles' ABC News affiliate, the FBI questioned the brothers, but they determined there was "no indication anyone was ever in any danger."
What? How is this kind of error even possible? It's a question Teigen would probably ask herself. Like she posed during her live-tweeting session, "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." She continued, "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."
It's definitely a crazy situation, but, thankfully, everyone, including Teigen and Legend, finally made it to their destination. Yes, it took almost an entire day of travel (their original flight was only supposed to take 11 hours) to get there, but they did, which should absolutely be celebrated.