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Delta (Sort Of) Gave a Passenger His Own Private Jet

[Update: Turns out, Vincent Peone didn’t get a flight all to himself. Turns out, the plane that he was on never took off. Delta has confirmed that “Delta Connection flight 3652 last week pushed back but shortly returned to the gate due to a maintenance issue. The aircraft departed a short time later without any customers on board.”]

Have you ever gotten a whole row on a plane to yourself? What about an entire plane to yourself? It recently happened to one lucky passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Aspen to Salt Lake City; the passenger, a director from New York, made an entertaining video to go along with his solo flight.

Passenger Vincent Peone lucked into a pretty spectacular Delta flight last week when he got to the boarding gate and discovered he wouldn’t just have a full row to himself—he’d have the entire plane to himself. Peone is a New York-based director who once worked for CollegeHumor.com, and pretty understandably, he made a funny video documenting the entire experience. A few things the video showed:

  • The flight was full of sandbags. Since he was the only passenger, the plane was severely underweight—so they had to load on sandbags to equal out the weight.
  • He got personalized announcements, with the flight attendants addressing him by name during boarding and the safety presentation.
  • He got to meet the pilots—apparently one of the perks of being the sole passenger.
  • He was able to sit anywhere he wanted, not just in his assigned seat. “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,” he told USA Today. “But I didn’t feel that ambitious.”

Delta was amused by the whole experience as well, tweeting at him after he posted the video, “That looks like an awesome experience! Thank you for the shoutout, and we truly appreciate you for choosing Delta!”


[Featured Image: Twitter/ @vincentpeone]

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Petdog August 16, 2019

Turns out it was made up nonsense: https://gizmodo.com/that-man-who-went-viral-claiming-he-took-a-delta-flight-1837311990

shady August 16, 2019

Nothing is going to beat the guy who flew all alone in SQ A380.

OZFLYER86 August 14, 2019

once was on standby from Chicago to Denver. The flight I was trying to get on was full, but check in staff said don't worry, there's another flight in 30 mins with plenty of seats. She wasn't kidding. Up rolled a approx 300 seat B777 & there were more flight attendants than passengers.

OZFLYER86 August 14, 2019

we all know that Aspen is over the top expensive place to ski, but it must also be in summer. We don't ski at Aspen, as Copper Mt 2 hours down the road, is much much cheaper & much much better. No figjammers allowed at Copper Mt & Aspen is full of them. & there are insanely cheap special deals right now for Copper. Lift tickets up to 94% off from $37 for an adult for a day lift pass, with 4 kdis free. Beat that Aspen.

miami888 August 14, 2019

About 12 years ago on a USAirways flight Orlando MIAMI..... arrived at gate 15 mins before departure...... "Are you Mr.**?" yes........ we are waiting for you..... walked directly to the plane on tarmac..... pilots staring at me..... walked up stairs..... and! I was the ONLY ONE on the plane..... pretty funny to see FA doing the predeparture drills .... ONLY for me! a bit odd I will say