Plane passengers land exactly where they started after seven hour journey
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When you get on any mode of transportation, unless it's a rollercoaster, you generally expect to go somewhere.
The nightmare 'journey' - if you can even call it that - took place in Japan on Sunday (19 February) when Japan Airlines' flight JL331 was meant to undertake a two-hour journey from Tokyo to Fukuoka.
The plane was scheduled to leave the capital at 6.30 pm and expected to reach its destination at around 8:30 pm.
But things began to go awry when the plane was switched at the last minute, resulting in a 90-minute delay, NDTV reports.
While this might sound like a common enough delay, it turns out that in the area, time really is of the essence when it comes to flying at night.
This is because commercial planes can't land in Fukuoka after 10:00pm, and by the time what was meant to be a simple domestic flight was in the air, it was predicted to land within minutes of the cut-off time.
Needless to say, the plane didn't make it because of outside factors including high winds, which meant it wasn't given permission to land.
The plane, therefore, had to return to its destination, but unbelievably the passengers' ordeal was far from ofter.
Instead of a simple two-hour journey back, the plane was redirected to Kansai International Airport near Osaka, where it touched down at 11.59 pm.
Against the odds, there were also problems at this airport, which was suffering from a shortage of staff and available transport.
This ultimately meant that the poor, undoubtedly exhausted passengers were once again loaded up on a plane and taken back to Tokyo.
They finally landed in exactly the same place as their journey began at 2:44 am on Monday morning.
But while this certainly isn't a desirable situation for patrons of Japan Airlines, at least they likely didn't have to sit next to any babies when they didn't want to.
This is because the airline gives its customers a head's up before booking about where young children will be seated - allowing them to pick their own seats accordingly.
This feature applies to children under the age of two - so while there is still a chance that you could be near children, they are less likely to be the most disruptive of young passengers.
LADbible has reached out to Japan Airlines for comment.
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