When Vincent Peone confirmed up on the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Colorado final week for a Delta flight to Salt Lake Metropolis, he found the seats subsequent to him can be empty.
Even higher: so had been all the opposite seats.
“When I stepped on it was just this wash of empty seats, which is a sight you don’t see very often,” Peone informed WCBS on Monday.
The New York-based director was the one passenger for the 70-minute flight. Usually, a flight with just one passenger can be canceled, however Peone lucked out as a result of airport employees wanted the airplane to move tools to the following airport, in keeping with WNEP TV.
The 35-year-old informed the Washington Submit that when he arrived for the flight, the crew puzzled if there was even a necessity for them to announce it was time to board.
“I was like, ‘Oh, no. Do the announcement.’ Obviously, everyone really enjoyed playing along,” Peone stated.
And he documented all of it for posterity and posted it on Twitter, together with the flight attendant’s announcement:
“Good evening Vincent and welcome aboard. We are looking forward to taking care of you today. If you need any assistance getting settled we’re delighted to serve you.”
Right here is Peone’s depiction of the memorable, if barely lonely flight:
Peone loved being handled like a VIP, however admits flying solo ― like REALLY solo ― offered some challenges.
Delta had so as to add sandbags to the airplane to make sure there was sufficient weight to fly, and Peone had to determine whether or not to sit down close to the window or on the aisle.
“It was a type of two-seaters; it was a smaller flight. So I sat window and aisle,” he informed the Submit. “I was tempted to try to set a record to sit in every single seat for like, two minutes on the flight, so that I could actually sit everywhere. But I didn’t feel that ambitious.”
To date, Peone’s video of his solo flight has been retweeted almost 15,000 occasions since he posted it on Monday.
Naturally, Delta was glad he loved the expertise.