Plane Passenger Gets Entire Flight to Himself | NBC New York
A New York City-based director got a private jet experience as the only passenger on his flight, and chronicled his luck in a video that he shared online.
Vincent Peone told news outlets that he landed the solo trip after his morning Delta flight operated by SkyWest Airlines out of Aspen, Colorado, was grounded last week.
He was given two travel alternatives, one flight around noon and another later in the evening, which he selected, he told NBC News. That flight bound for Salt Lake City, Utah, was the first leg in his trip home to New York, where he was headed to see his grandfather in the hospital.
“When I arrived at the gate, the tiny airport was completely empty so I approached the lady at the gate, who told me I would be the only passenger,” he told NBC News. “She wasn’t sure there was a need to make an announcement but I told her: ‘Oh please make the announcement’ and pulled out my phone. Everyone from the sky team from that point on got a kick out of it and played along beautifully.”
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