Chrissy Teigen livetweeted her eight hour flight that took her absolutely nowhere.
The whole adventure is a wild ride from start to finish, and should make you glad that social media exists.
See, she and John Legend were on their way to Tokyo, which is where they plan to welcome in the New Year. Good for them.
Chrissy is pregnant with baby #2, if you'll recall. New Year's is a pretty different experience when you can't drink, but Chrissy opted for sushi, which sounds like a great plan.
Unfortunately, her plane got turned around while over the Pacific ... and the eight hour journey ended exactly where they'd started. Why? Allegedly over one passenger who seemed to be
And the "adventure" wasn't over yet.
Chrissy, being an absolute treasure, livetweeted her experience, turning a massive inconvenience for 150 into a source of entertainment for millions.
Here's how it started
Few things make a plane turn around 4 hours into a flight, and people STILL have questions about what happened.
As you can imagine, there was some confusion.
She meant to write "neither do they."
Here's what that flight path looked like
LAX to Tokyo became LAX to LAX. Yikes.
Chrissy Teigen shared the map with fans
It can be frightening when you don't know what's going on with your own flight.
Such a huge waste of time
Well, Gran Torino was a better film before we knew as much as we now do about Clint Eastwood's personal life.
One passenger didn't belong there
Chrissy Teigen will elaborate, but it seems puzzling that one passenger out of place would make the whole plane turn around instead of just, like, nabbing them at the Tokyo airport and sending them back on a plane to LAX.
Livetweeting is fun!
It's an interesting airplane story AND it's not scary. A rare combination!
Chrissy has some questions
We'd love to know, too.
The story doesn't add up
We had the same thought.
How does this happen?!
That "explanation" doesn't explain much, does it?
Finally, she landed
But her adventure had only begun
Chrissy has an UNUSUAL reaction
If you watch enough police procedurals AND you're not a suspect or whatever, getting interviewed might be exciting.
They landed but they weren't done yet
Shouldn't ALL planes be in secure areas? Isn't that the point of airports?
They weren't allowed to leave
As stressful as being on a plane that's flying can be, being on a plane that's parked can drive passengers mad.
It's very suspicious
We agree. Now, if a criminal trying to flee the country was on the plane, we get it. But why not just say that? No plane needs to turn around for one ticket error. And nobody needs to be interviewed by police over it.
Police were very interested in this, apparently
Oh yeah, nothing to see here, folks.
Chrissy Teigen didn't know what to do
Does she really want to be Snowden, though? He LIVED at an airport for a while. Not ideal.
Chrissy's interested in knowing more.
Maybe it is a simple mistake ... and police were just overly thorough?
Once off the plane, they were put in a lounge
You can see Kyle Richards on the screen.
Remember Chrissy Teigen's airplane-motif birthday party?
At least she wasn't being detained
At this point, we think that the lounge was for them to await a new plane.
They even fed the passengers.
Better than nothing.
Yes, John Legend was with her the whole time
Snapchat filters for all occasions.
Apparently, Chrissy took a nap
It couldn't have been for more than 2 hours, but ... it looks like she didn't miss much.
They still wouldn't tell her what happened
Yeah, a celebrity famous for tweeting who's also been livetweeting the whole thing? Not ideal for confidential information.
The new plane was ready!
At last. This is hours after they moved her into that lounge to watch Real Housewives.
It was a Star Wars flight, for some reason
Didn't believe the Yoda thing? Here's a picture.
If you're gonna have a Jedi, could it at least be more competent and less rude? Just a thought.
Some people had WILD theories about what happened
Chrissy Teigen saw it and was amused. Sometimes, when something's utterly bonkers, all that you can do is laugh.
The tweets are from a "red pill" dude
If you're blissfully unaware, if someone mentions "red pill" they're, at best, a misogynist who believes that men are the ones REALLY oppressed by women. At worst, they're ... even more detached from reality. Like this guy, who thinks that Chrissy livetweeted her own (secret) arrest.
This crackpot has a theory
Gotta love that "performed for Hillary" makes someone a criminal. But the people who think that Hillary's some sort of global supervillain will believe literally anything. Just look at this next set of tweets:
You almost feel sorry for this person
Somebody who believes that celebs can force their way on a flight without passports is mistaken about airports. Someone who thinks that the US has a "deep state" is buying into Trump-era paranoia. Someone who believes in secret devil-worshiping overlords needs help. Oh dear.
Anyway, Chrissy Teigen's second flight did take off
Let's just hope that the, uh, luciferian illuminati deep state alien bigfoots don't have more plans for her and John Legend once they reach Tokyo.