Most bizarre travel story ever?

I realize I say that a lot, but it’s a crazy world out there. Though this story really takes the cake, in my opinion.

What do those two pictures have in common? Apparently the guy on the right is really the guy on the left in disguise. How do we know? Well, the guy on the left decided to disguise himself when leaving Hong Kong on an Air Canada flight bound for Vancouver. He disguised himself before the flight, and once in the air emerged from the bathroom as the guy on the left.

My favorite paragraph from the article is this:

“It is believed that the subject and the actual United States Citizen passenger (whose date of birth is 1955) performed a boarding pass swap, with the subject using an Aeroplan card as identification to board the flight,” the alert said.

First, the guy on the right is supposed to be 55??? Boy, people must be aging early nowadays. And second, how do you board an international flight with a frequent flyer card as identification?

So many questions, so few answers…


  1. Not that I can see how this could get one on a flight any more than a frequent flyer card would, but the article did continue to say that the Aeroplan card in question was “a credit card where card holders can earn frequent flyer miles.”

  2. Didn’t anyone think this guy’s head is just TOO BIG for his body? … and a little too “plastic”-like?

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