Most people know that flying can be scary, but it simply turns out to be in a stationary plane at the airport can also be a nightmare.
We know it thanks to the Facebook user Deanna Noel-Dale, who shared a post on Air Canada's page Wednesday on behalf of his friend, Tiffani Adams. The post detailed a scary experience that Adams had after she fell asleep on an Air Canada plane and awoke hours later to find out that the plane was landed and she was the only one on board.
Apparently Adams had a row to himself on a flight from Quebec to Toronto, which was about a quarter of the way full. She became comfortable and fell asleep less than halfway through the hour-and-a-half flight, only to wake up at midnight, freezing cold and on a faint black plane. It was when she realized that everyone had planned without waking her up.
Adams spoke his friend to let her know she was alone on the dark plane, and seconds after the two started a FaceTime conversation, Adams's phone dies.
"I" m trying to focus on my breathing and control my panic attack while trying to charge my phone by connecting to any USB ports I could find .. no luckily when they close the plane down there, there is no power, "reads the post.
Unsure of how to leave the plane, Adams woke up to the cockpit and found a flashlight, which she began to bend outside the window trying to flag someone down, saying she used the flashlight to illuminate the door and managed to loosen it, but after opening it she looked down and noticed that she was suspended dozens of feet in the air. Luckily after a while a luggage cart drove past.
"when I see the luggage cart running towards me, i literally dangling my legs out of the plane … he is in shock asking how heck they left me on plane "it read." Anyway the guy had the ladder though and i jumped to safety before he was even one foot from the door. "[1
An airline spokesperson confirmed the Mashable account and said they still assess the case: "have followed up with the customer and remain in contact with her."
After the trial, Adams noted that an Air Canada car drove her to speak to a representative who offered to book a limo and a hotel at night. She dismissed her and wanted to go home immediately when she was working in the morning.
"Air Canada is called Monday and Tuesday, both people ask me again to repeat what happened, apologize for my hassle and say that they will conduct a study bc they have checks in place to prevent people from get locked on the plane at night, "explains the Facebook post.
Adams also added that she has not had much sleep since the incident and is experiencing anxiety and night sickness, which is quite understandable.
File this under, "Travel nightmare never to be repeated", please.
UPDATE: June 23, 2019, 17:48 EDT Updated with a statement from Air Canada.