Andy Cohen's Flight Had to Turn Around Over a Broken Toilet and He Shared the Entire Saga
Early Wednesday morning, a Delta flight bound for Nice had to make a U-turn nearly halfway through the flight thanks to a broken toilet. And Bravo star Andy Cohen is pissed.
As the Daily Mail reported, Delta Flight 412 took off from New York City’s JFK airport at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday and was excepted to land in France at 10:30 a.m. local time Wednesday. However, three and a half hours into the flight the pilots made a U-turn back to the U.S. despite being closer to Europe. The reason, Daily Mail explained, is because the airline had more staff available to fix the bathroom’s issue on the ground in New York City than in Europe.
In total, the flight spent seven hours and 31 minutes in the air, a full 20 minutes longer than if they had landed in Europe.
Though this was unquestionably an annoying ride, Cohen made the best of it by sharing his hilarious take on the situation on Instagram.
“We were an hour outside of Europe, somebody pooped or put something down the toilet that didn't go, broke the toilets. Guess where we are? Back at JFK,” Cohen shared in his Instagram story. “We had a round trip to JFK. I had a full night's sleep, at least.” He then begged the man (or woman) responsible to come forward and take responsibility for their actions in the bathroom.
Following that post, Cohen left the airport, had a productive day at work, and was back again for round two of his flight. As he explained in his last story, the plane’s captain did his best to comfort the tired and weary travelers and explained exactly what happened on their first flight.
In a statement provided to Daily Mail, Delta said: “Delta apologizes to our customers for the inconvenience after Delta flight 412 to Nice, France returned to John F. Kennedy International Airport after the crew received an indication that the lavatories were inoperative. The flight landed without incident and the aircraft proceeded to the gate for maintenance inspection. Customers have been re-accommodated on an alternate flight and were offered a gesture of service recovery for the disruption to their travel.”
Cohen isn’t the only famous person to ever experience a flight to nowhere. In December, Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted her own U-turn ordeal after her flight to Tokyo was diverted back to Los Angeles because an “unauthorized passenger” was on board. But hey, they at least got good social media content out of it, right?