December 9, 2013 3:00 am -

plane9n-3-webTried sleeping in a plane seat lately? The aircraft seat on which a passenger was sleeping before the crew left a landed plane – leaving him locked on board – must have been unbelievably comfortable:

A Louisiana man was so comfortable on a flight from Lafayette to Houston on Friday he woke up to find he was the only one left in a dark and locked aircraft.

“I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what’s going on?” Mark Wagner told Houston TV station ABC13. “What if I had a medical condition or something? What if I had a heart attack and I was dead? You just shut the plane and leave someone on there? It’s the way I look at it.”

Wagner was on his way to California and his nap on a United ExpressJet plane cost him the chance to catch his connecting flight. He was finally found by a crew after he called his girlfriend and she alerted the airline, he told the station.

Wagner missed his connecting flight to California. The airline then put him up in a motel room and gave him a $250 voucher.

“I said, ‘Don’t put the blame on me. I didn’t do anything wrong here.’ And then they were, like, try to hush-hush, keep it quiet. And they gave me this little package here in a motel room,” he told the station.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.