As if traveling wasn’t awful enough, Tom Wagner, an oil supply boat captain who was flying from Louisiana to Houston, got locked inside a plane after falling asleep during the flight.
“I looked down the aisle, there was nobody on the plane,” Wagner told the Associated Press. “It was locked up. Lights were off. No motors running. It was like it was secured for the night.”
Wagner said he woke up in pitch darkness after dozing off, mid-flight. Imagine how terrifying that would be. Falling asleep on a plane and then coming to in a cold, empty plane in total darkness. I’d be like, “Welp, that’s that I guess. I’m dead now.”
He called up his girlfriend, who then called the airline’s maintenance crew, who then let Wagner off the plane. ExpressJet gave Wagner a $250 voucher (You’re too kind, ExpressJet) for locking a human being inside a metal tube in the cold of night.
How does this happen, ExpressJet? How?