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Billy Eichner gives the (expletive-filled) story on his treacherous trek to TODAY

Billy Eichner stopped by TODAY on Tuesday to talk about his show, "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street," but he almost didn't make it.While trying to fly to New York from Austin, where he'd been for South by Southwest, Billy ran into some trouble with his flight. He wasn't happy, and took to Twitter to make his disapproval known (among some more explicit things).Eichner made sure his dedication to

Billy Eichner stopped by TODAY on Tuesday to talk about his show, "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street," but he almost didn't make it.

While trying to fly to New York from Austin, where he'd been for South by Southwest, Billy ran into some trouble with his flight. He wasn't happy, and took to Twitter to make his disapproval known (among some more explicit things).

Well+I'm+now+on+my+3rd+broken+@AmericanAir+plane+today.+You+know+what's+not+great?+When+an+airline's+planes+are+all+BROKEN.

—+billy+eichner+(@billyeichner)+March+11,+2014+

Eichner made sure his dedication to TODAY was known and that he wouldn't miss the opportunity to hang with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

There+is+nothing+@AmericanAir+can+do+to+keep+from+Kathie+Lee+and+Hoda.+I+will+crawl+across+this+country+if+I+have+to!!!

—+billy+eichner+(@billyeichner)+March+11,+2014+

With the help of Debra Messing, the comedian made sure American Airlines knew how he felt about the wrench they'd thrown in his travel plans.

However, Billy did finally make it to TODAY and posted this celebratory tweet upon his arrival in New York.

Made+it+back+to+NYC+just+in+time+for+the+@TODAYshow+this+morning+with+@WillieGeist+@klgandhoda+&+the+gang!+HAVENT+SLEPT!+NO+SLEEP+TILL+HODA!

—+billy+eichner+(@billyeichner)+March+11,+2014+