Road Warrior

Ultimate travel nightmare: 34 hours on a plane

As travel horror stories go, this one is a doozy.

A Cathay Pacific flight from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Hong Kong wound up being a 34-hour journey—including a 15-hour unscheduled layover in Zhuhai, China—where the 256 passengers never left the plane.

"It was unbelievable," one passenger on the flight said. "We couldn't get off the plane. The crew couldn't get off the plane. All we could do was wait for it to end."