Lizzie Thompson was recently headed from France to Los Angeles, a 10+ hour flight, when she noticed something peculiar…
A fellow traveler who was wearing no pants.
Thompson promptly live tweeted the incident, saying the flight attendants on the plane didn’t bother with him.
“The man in the seat across from me has taken HIS PANTS OFF for the flight and is just in his boxers. Flight attendants seem unconcerned. This is going to be a long flight. He has also removed his socks.”
Not only did the passenger remove his pants, but he also removed his socks and was sitting on the plane completely barefoot.
“He just shouted at a man who boarded with a ukulele (also have questions) to COME SIT WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MUSIC. Wtf is going on.”
Thompson then responded to the Internet’s questions, saying:
“To answer a few q’s I’ve seen:
1. He took pants off in the plane bathroom pre-takeoff. He put them back on pre-landing in aisle right next to me.
2. He was neither American nor French
3. No ukulele was played, sadly”
Folks were quick to comment, saying:
“Ok, boxers aren’t shorts. They have a hole for your ding dong to come out of. This seems very inappropriate.”
“Just more proof that air travel these days is a Greyhound bus with wings.”
“…this is what privilege looks like.”
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the captain has turned off the ‘Fasten Your Pants’ sign. Please feel free to remove your pants and move about the cabin.”
“Do I need to say it? “I see London. I see France. I see … “
“Keeping one’s clothes on all the way through a flight seems pretty important.”
“I trust you said “I HOPE THOSE ARE CLEAN” very loudly.”
“This is 100% why we have Twitter.”
After posting the live-tweets, it was then Air France FR decided to reach out, saying:
“Hi Lizzie_Thompson, Thank you for your tweet, we have forwarded your feedback to the relevant department. Thank you.”
To which one clever Twitter person replied:
“What is the name of the “relevant department” for this? Is it the “Underwear On a Plane” department?”
In my opinion, this is the most entertaining thread since Chrissy Teigen got stuck on a flight with 150 other passengers headed to Tokyo.
They traveled a total of 8 hours and 20 minutes on a ANA direct flight, only to end up back at LAX.
The drama begins innocently enough — but ends in — ramen?
“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.”
“So many questions and I have no answers. Either do they. This person must be mortified though.”
“what is happening how do you know more than I do. I’m still in the sky!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“There is a 20 minute interview before we can get off the plane!! This is my dream. Police! Talk to me talk to me!”
“Police were interviewing all the people seated around the mystery person once we got off the plane. Why would they do this! I MUST KNOW MORE.”
“have been moved to a room with Bravo. Clearly the authorities are trying to keep me quiet so I don’t BLOW THE LID OFF THIS “SITCH”
“I’m in a room with water and a tv! The government is using real housewives to keep me quiet !!!!!!”
“They….they gave me ramen.”
I’m not crying laughing, YOU’RE crying laughing. You can finish the full saga here.
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