Lucky Delta passenger gets whole plane to himself

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If you’ve ever boarded a plane and found your row empty, you can only imagine how Vincent Peone felt once he realized he was the only passenger on a recent Delta flight.

Peone, a director, was traveling from Aspen to Salt Lake City when he learned he had the entire plane to himself. So, of course, he pulled used his phone to chronicle the exciting journey from start to finish.

“It was an altogether very fun experience with a couple of tequila sodas involved when I finally sat down,” Peone told The Washington Post in a feature story detailing his one-of-a-kind trip.

It turns out the flight was empty because it had been rescheduled, Peone told the Post. He added that the airline spent thousands flying him to Utah because the plane was headed there anyway.

The flight was filled with little novelties that most travelers will never get to experience – like waiting to board at a deserted gate: “Would the only passenger on this flight kindly board at this time?”

Or like having endless options on where to stow your luggage or take your seat. Or having the entire service staff waiting only on you. Or watching luggage handlers load the cargo hold with sandbags.

“We’re just adding weight to the plane because there are no people,” Peone says at one point.

On Monday, the director posted a short video of his journey on Twitter. By the next day, the clip was shared 10,000 times and got the attention of several major media outlets, the Post included.

Even Delta got in on the fun, tweeting: “Hi Vincent! That looks like an awesome experience! Thank you for the shoutout, and we truly appreciate you for choosing Delta! Take care.”

Want to live vicariously through Peone? Just watch the snapshot of his journey in the tweet above.

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