Here’s what happened when Keanu Reeves got stranded with other travelers in Bakersfield

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Keanu Reeves to the rescue! 

The actor is being called a “hero” after he helped fellow passengers aboard a United/SkyWest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles when it was diverted to Bakersfield. 

According to, the flight experienced some type of issue and was forced to land in Bakersfield, which is located more than 100 miles from Los Angeles. 

Video shared on Twitter shows Reeves explaining to his fellow travelers that it’s going to take three hours before baggage handlers can arrive to help unload their plane. 

Option two — hop on a van and head to Los Angeles on your own, because it will be quicker to drive than fly!

Seems like most of the passengers decided to ditch their bags and join Reeves for the ride.

It’s unclear who arranged for the road trip, but Reeves definitely kept the trip light by sharing fun facts about Bakersfield and playing music by local artists on his phone. 

Brian Rea, an artist, was one of the many passengers on the adventure with the movie star.

Along the way, he documented the fun, later posting a video to Instagram and calling Reeves and all the passengers “incredibly kind and lovely people.” 

He called Reeves “a generous person.”

You can check out his video below: 

Reeves even posed for a photo with some passengers. 

“That time when your flight out from #GDC almost crashes and you have to emergency land in a remote airport but at least Keanu Reeves is having as bad a day as you are,” Amir Blum tweeted along with a photo of Reeves. 

According to, emergency landings at the main Kern County airport north of Bakersfield are rare. 

Talk about an experience! 

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