What Jeremy Piven Live-Tweeted While Being Held “Hostage” On That Flight…


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Holding “hostage” on the plane is never fun.

On May 9, actor Jeremy Piven and other passengers were forced to spend the night in Philadelphia after British Airways Flight 183 was unable to land at JFK International Airport due to bad weather.

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Not only were passengers stuck on the plane for hours, the airline coordinated buses to transport passengers from Philly to Manhattan.

With 2.5 million followers on Twitter, Piven tweeted straight from the scene. At one point, he made the recommendation of flying Virgin Atlantic instead.

The tweet in which the Mr. Selfridge actor sent out comparing the situation to being held “hostage” was later deleted.

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Although Pivens wasn’t tweeting from economy class, his presence turned into a celebrity sighting for his fellow passengers.

For an hour, the flight circled over NYC and tried to land at 10:30pm but ascended again. 30 minutes later, it landed in Philadelphia instead. Passengers didn’t exit the plane until 2:30am. Many travelers slept on the floor until customs clearing at 5am. This was 14 hours after the flight originally left London’s Heathrow International Airport.

Source: CBS. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

What do you think of the delay and Piven’s tweets? Let us know in the comments.


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