LOS ANGELES – The Last on a Tokyo-bound flight back to Los Angeles (all times local):
An FBI spokesperson says that the agency investigated after a passenger was found on board the wrong flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, but not an arrest.
The crew of the All Nippon Airways flight discovered the errant passenger hours in flight on the Tuesday and the jet back to Los Angeles.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said interviews were held and no charges were filed.
The airline did not immediately say why the wrong boarding pass was accepted.
A U.S. government official with knowledge of the situation says the incident involved two brothers — a ticket on ANA and the other on a United Airlines flight around the same time. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity says approved security, and had a valid boarding pass.
ANA and United are flight codeshare partners.
— By Associated Press writer John Antczak
An airline says a Tokyo-bound flight back to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew discovered that one of the passengers had boarded the wrong plane.
A statement from All Nippon Airways says the pilot decided to return to the original airport as part of the airline security procedures.
Flight 175 left from Los Angeles International Airport at 11:36 pm, Tuesday and returned to LOS angeles at 7:33 pm
Model Chrissy Teigen was on board and live-tweeted on the developments. She wondered on Twitter why the plane was turning around four hours into the 11-hour flight.
ANA says that it is trying to determine how the passenger boarded the wrong flight.
In an ode to the inconvenience of passengers, the airline says that it is proud of the customer service and not on this flight.