A passenger named Lucie Bahetoukilae was attempting to fly from New Jersey to Paris when a gate change was made for her flight. Not understanding English, she ended up at the gate of a flight headed to San Francisco. No one noticed that she had the wrong ticket and she was allowed to board the plane.
Once she arrived in San Francisco she had to wait 11 hours before she was put on a flight going in the right direction. Overall the trip ended up being 28 hours.
The woman’s niece Diane Miantsoko acknowledged the efforts that the airline made to make it up to Lucie, but commented on the concerns of security that it brings up.
“With everything going on this country people have to be more careful. They didn’t pay attention. My aunt could have been anyone. She could have been a terrorist and killed people on that flight and they didn’t know they didn’t catch it.”