Typically when we bring you plane news, it’s bad, sickening, anxiety-inducing, or all of the above. Like the story of a lady who caused a seven-hour delay after opening the emergency exit thinking it was the bathroom. Or this horrifying video of an uncivilized swine using his feet to change channels on his in-flight entertainment screen.
This story is different in that involves a positive flying experience.
Vincent Peone, a writer and director from New York, recently basked in the joy of having absolutely zero other passengers on his 7pm Delta flight from Aspen, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah.
The 35-year-old Brooklyn man recorded workers adding sandbags to the plane to add more weight, interacting with the pilots, and receiving personalized flight instructions from the attendant.
When Peone asked why Delta would fly with just one customer on board, he was told it was to transport equipment needed at the next airport.
“I didn’t know that I was the only person on the flight. So I arrived at the airport, which is a very tiny airport, and at the desk, they were like, “I don’t know if we even need to make the announcement, because it’s just you.”
“I was like, “Oh, no. Do the announcement.” Obviously everyone really enjoyed playing along.”
Needless to say, Vincent did not join the Mile High Club.