Tom Wagner recently experienced a unique one-of-a-kind situation. He was flying with United Express on his way to California to visit his sister. The commercial aircraft made a landing in Houston for a layover before continuing to its final destination.
Shorty before the plane landed Tom decided to take a nice nap so he put his hat on his face and dozed off. However, not long after that he woke up only to find himself all alone in the dark. He couldn’t understand what was going on and thought he was still dreaming. After snapping out of the initial scare, Tom discovered he was left behind in the airplane while every other passenger and crew had already disembarked. Tom was all alone and locked inside the commercial aircraft.
Completely stunned, the man immediately called his girlfriend back home who couldn’t believe he was in such a weird situation. Eventually, she called someone from the airport and informed them about their epic failure to wake a sleeping passenger. Tom waited for about half an hour before the airport employees unlocked the plane and let him out.
Although Tom missed his connecting flight United Express did not give him a refund for his ticket. Instead, they placed him in a hotel for free and gave him a $250 voucher.
Currently, the relevant authorities are investigating how the staff of the airplane could have possibly missed the sleeping passenger.