Tiffani Adams was on her way home to Toronto after visiting a friend in Quebec when “one of the best weekends I’ve ever had” turned into a nightmare. She woke up in a cold, dark Air Canada jet a few hours after it landed at Pearson Airport to discover she was left sleeping on the plane. “I think I’m having a bad dream,” she recounted in a Facebook post. “When my seat an inch back or my tray down flight crew take notice but yet you missed a person still strapped into her seat and just all go on home?!?!” Adams described the experience in which she was unable to recharge her phone while stuck inside the parked aircraft, which sent her into a panic attack. Left to grope around the plane for some way to alert someone she was still on board, Adams eventually found a flashlight in the cockpit, and opened one of the plane’s doors. Hanging 40 or 50 feet above the pavement, she flashed the light at distant ground crews until someone driving a luggage truck saw her and came to the rescue. Air Canada officials gave her a ride home and have been in contact with her since, but Adams is still recovering from the ordeal. It’s not yet clear if there will be any compensation. “I haven’t got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I’m alone locked up someplace dark,” she wrote in her post.
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