Man gets plane all to himself when flight unintentionally sells only one ticket

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/man-gets-plane-all-to-himself.html

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Carbon Foot Print winner!

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I once flew from New York to Denver on a 757 with only 5 other passengers. No idea why it happened but it was very weird to say the least.

Of course the flight attendants still didn’t let us upgrade to first.

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#4

Line for the bathroom was still 20 minutes.

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737-800 :flushed:

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#6

…and he still had to pay per kilo for his luggage.

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#7

Was it an 800 Max?

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#9

I had something similar happen once.

Flight got delayed by 4 hours and everyone bailed, rescheduled for next day flights figuring it would get cancelled.

When we finally took off, there was about 12 or 15 people on a plane with capacity for over 200. It was very novel.

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I once had a very similar experience for a completely different reason. I was in San Antonio heading home to NY. There was a blizzard in NY and the flights were canceled. I was stuck in Texas for another day and completely missed the storm, that was great.

While I hung around town my phone kept notifying me about my new flight schedule. At one point I was having me go to Orlando. Sadly, I did not get a free day at Disney World.

When I woke up the next morning I was headed home to NY via Atlanta. The flight to Atlanta was normal. The flight to NY was a massive 747 that didn’t make its scheduled flight the previous day. There was almost nobody on it. Most other passengers were flight crew, both on and off duty. I just spread myself out over three seats.

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#13

Y’all thinking of the Max 8? 700, 800, 900 are the previous generation (i.e., well-established).

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#14

No upgrade? That sucks. When I was a kid traveling with my family we flew from Chicago to SFO on a 747 with only 8 people on it. They announced at the gate that everyone got to fly first class!

Edited to add: but that was ages ago when TWA was still a thing.

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#15

Excuse me, stewardess? Could you please ask the captain to do some loops and stuff?

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#16

Can you imagine? I would have been absolutely sure it was a flight to the Twilight Zone, and in a 737, it would have been my personal Doom Jet.

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#17

At that point let the guy ride in the cockpit , heck let him grab the stick for a while.

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#18

I had a flight from MSP to Pittsburgh that was practically empty. Definitely had the row to myself. Never had a flight like that again.

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I could see them maybe not wanting to give you the free booze or whatever to someone who didn’t pay extra, but kinda petty to not let you have a more comfy seat!

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Strange. Same thing happened to me on the way back from Denver. I was in a wing seat so I moved up a few rows so I could see the Grand Canyon as we passed it. The flight attendant told me that it would be a $50 upgrade. I started laughing thinking she was kidding.

She wasn’t kidding. :neutral_face:

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