An ANA "All Nippon Airways" 777-300ER at LAX (Photo: Montague Smith [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

ANA’s 8-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA, made headlines Wednesday when flight 175, their scheduled 11-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, turned back to LAX mid-flight when the crew reported an “unauthorized passenger” onboard the aircraft after 4 hours flight time. CNN reported that the flight had departed LAX at 11:36 a.m. PST and landed safely back at LAX at 7:33 p.m. PST where it was met by LAX Airport Police and agents of the…