Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Stuck for Eight Hours on LAX Flight That Turned Back, Getting Nowhere

“Almost there, feel like we’ve been getting nowhere,” John Legend sang seven years ago in a dubstep collaboration with Magnetic Man that proved foreshadowing for the singer and his wife, Chrissy Teigen.

The couple spent eight hours on a “flight to nowhere,” as the model described the experience in a series of tweets to her 9.2 million followers Tuesday night, when their ANA175 Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles International Airport was forced to make a U-turn to return a passenger who boarded the wrong plane.

“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,” she wrote in the first of her updates on the situation.

Her followers engaged and kept her informed on the flight path, one of them sharing a map of the plane making a U-turn back to L.A.

Teigen’s tweets display a range of emotions, from sympathy to the person who caused the disruption (“This person is so lucky that we will all have to deplane. Imagine having to walk off alone. The shame!) to frustration (“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.").

The model, who has amassed a substantial Twitter following thanks to her recipes, sense of humor and regular digs at President Donald Trump, was also able to see the bright side of the situation, writing: “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."

She eventually learned the passenger boarded the plane with a United Airlines ticket rather than the All Nippon Airways. "During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight and notified the pilot," the airline told CNBC 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."

But the ordeal was not over for the ill-fated plane passengers. As Teigen documented, they needed to undergo a police interview and were taken to a secure area of the airport, where they were treated to episodes of Real Housewives and ramen.

The last update from the couple came at around 10:30 p.m. PST. They seemed resigned to their fate.

In its statement, the airline said it is investigating how the erroneous boarding occurred and offered apologies to those who were inconvenienced.