One of our readers enjoyed a rather interesting experience yesterday: everyone on his flight was upgraded to first class!
“Due to a 20-minute weather hold,” Coining203 told us, “I missed my 1 pm connection to Orlando. Roaming the terminal like I always do, I noticed this flight said it was originally scheduled for a 7 am departure and it was delayed.
“When I asked to get on it, I was told ‘sure’ and upgraded. I get on the plane. No one else in sight — only crew!”
For a while, he was the only person on board. It looked as though he’d maybe have the plane to himself.
This has never happened to me and it’s awesome I have an entire Boeing 737 to myself.
— 🇩🇴 (@Coining203) October 16, 2019
Alas, his de facto solo charter would not be.
“We had to wait for catering, so this gave the chance for a few others to join me.”
Party of Nine!
“It was a small party,” he said. “Pictures were being taken, a lot of selfies with the crew. A lot of pictures. (It was) super-relaxed; the flight attendants were amazing. The pilot was amazing.
“The crew had started their day at 3 am in Jacksonville but due to weather they got stuck in ATL and were waiting for this flight all day.”
The ATL-MCO flight isn’t very long — around 90 minutes. But it gave Coining203 time to check out the plane.
“At one point, I grabbed an entire economy row and took a 15-minute power nap,” the Diamond Medallion said.
Why the Nearly Empty Plane?
The flight was delayed due to a maintenance issue on a previous leg and we were able to rebook the bulk of the customers on earlier flights,” a Delta rep told us, adding there were nine passengers on board.
“I’ve done Etihad business, KLM business, Air France business, Delta One; but nothing like this.”
“(Of) all (the) flights I have taken this was the best! I’ve flown into Iraq using fly Dubai and those were some wild commercial flights but this beats everything.”
It’s certainly nice to hear about everyone getting upgraded — especially in light of the Delta shenanigans that we hear about or experience. Or IT problems preventing Medallions from receiving upgrades.
What Would You Do? Have You Ever Experienced Something Like This?
Have you ever had a flight with hardly anyone on board?
If you had free roam of the plane, would you sit up front, take an entire row, or sample both at different times of the flight? Tell us in the Comments section!
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