LA-Tokyo U-turn: How can you fly without a ticket?

On 26 December a Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles was turned around mid-air after it was discovered that an “unauthorised passenger” had managed to get on board without a valid ticket.

More than 200 passengers, including celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, were on the “flight to nowhere” after taking off and landing at the same airport eight hours later.

But in an era of strict airport security, social media was abuzz with one question: How did someone without a ticket get on the flight?

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Source: BBC News