A bunch of United Airlines passengers had one excellent journey to Los Angeles, in spite of their plane making an emergency landing.
Keanu Reeves was on a flight from San Francisco to Burbank when the flight was forced to redirect to Bakersfield, according to the actor’s fellow passengers who documented the trip on social media. The craft landed safely with no injuries, though it seemed faster to take a van the remainder of the way back to L.A. So the John Wick star ended up road-tripping with a group of his fellow travelers.
“That time when your flight out from [San Francisco’s Game Development Conference]almost crashes and you have to emergency land in a remote airport but at least Keanu Reeves is having as bad a day as you are,” Twitter user Amir Blum, a passenger on the flight, wrote of a photo of him and Reeves.
“I mean, near death experience followed by fans annoying you for pictures,” he added. “Doesn’t get much worse.”
In a statement provided to Yahoo, a spokesperson for SkyWest Airlines Corporate Communications explained, “SkyWest Flight 5223, operating as United Express from San Francisco to Burbank on Saturday, March 23, diverted to Bakersfield due to a mechanical indication. The flight landed safely without incident in Bakersfield. Passengers deplaned normally at the gate and were then transported via ground transportation to Burbank.”
A rep for SkyWest did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
Additional video taken by Reeves’ travel buddies, including L.A. freelance artist Brian Rea, showed the Bakersfield airport devoid of attendants, though the Blimpies opened up for them.
Reeves was shown stepping up to figure out travel arrangements. According to the batch of social media posts churning out from this moment, once the actor boarded the van, the 54-year-old entertained the riders by sharing factoids about Bakersfield and using his phone and YouTube to play native Bakersfield music.
In summation, Reeves seems like the ultimate road trip buddy.
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