Woman falls asleep on 90-minute Air Canada flight, wakes up alone locked in a pitch dark plane
Tiffani Adams was on her way from Toronto, after visiting a friend in Quebec. Her Air Canada flight was short, approximately one-and-a-half hours and she slipped into a nap. Little did she know she would wake up to a nightmare
Imagine dozing off on a plane, with a comfy blanket wrapped around you and your latest read in your hands and then waking up to find yourself in total darkness, strapped to the seat with no one around? For passenger Tiffani Adams, this wasn't a dream. Adams was on her way from Toronto, after visiting a friend in Quebec. Her Air Canada flight was short, approximately one-and-a-half hours and she slipped into a nap. Little did she know she would wake up to a nightmare.
She revealed her harrowing experience in a Facebook post, which has since been shared widely. "I wake up around midnight (few hours after the flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness," she said, continuing, "as someone with an anxiety disorder, I can tell you how terrifying this was.." She thought it was "a bad dream" but it was very much real.
Soon, as she tried to contact her friends but her phone dies. Unable to charge it, she has a panic attack. "I attempt to charge my phone by plugging it into every USB port I could find..no luck," she wrote on the post, explaining that when the aircraft is shut, there is no power on it at all. She had to use the washroom which was another dangerous endeavor in the dark. "I found the walky-talky thingys in the cockpit but they also don’t work. I can't radio for help," she recalled. "I was so overjoyed when I found a flashlight in the cockpit and I’m making some flashy SOS signals out the windows hoping someone sees me."
Finally, someone did. Although she was approximately 50 feet above the pavement, the flashlight caught the attention of someone driving a luggage truck. "I haven’t got much sleep since then. I have recurring night terrors and wake up anxious and afraid that I'm alone locked up someplace dark," she wrote in her post.
Air Canada has apologized to her for the experience twice and offered her a limo and a hotel at the time in case she needed it.