PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — A Florida woman is in custody after she hatched the perfect plan to fake a medical issue on an hour and forty minute-long flight in order to get a bigger seat.
Okay—maybe her plan had a few tiny holes before lift off.
NBC News reports the incident occurred on an American Airlines flight from Pensacola to Miami last Friday morning.
According to an American Airlines statement to NBC News, American Eagle 3508 took off at 5:43 a.m.
After the plane was in the air, the woman, who has not been identified, started pretending she had trouble breathing as part of her scheme to get a free upgrade.
She reportedly told flight attendants, who then told the pilot, who then turned the entire plane around—and around—and around some more before finally landing back at Pensacola at 6:26 a.m.
According to NBC News, flight crews then called the police to Pensacola International Airport, where the woman admitted she had made up the problem to get a bigger seat on the plane.
At first, Little Miss Sunshine refused to get off the plane, which then prompted a complete evacuation of the plane.
She finally got her behind off the plane and was then taken into custody by the police.
The flight finally got on its way at 7:41 a.m.
Criminal charges have not been filed yet against the woman, but she still may get charged.
Imagine what she would have come up with if this had actually been a long haul flight.