While most of us dream of simply having three empty seats to lie across, Brooklyn man Chris O'Leary found himself with an entire plane to spread out in when he flew home from Cleveland to New York this week.
His Delta experience started out pretty terribly, with crippling delays.
I have the most-delayed flight out of Cleveland today. pic.twitter.com/7jeRjJvYeh— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
Looks like I'm getting home 6 hours late, missing almost a fill day of work. I'm sure @delta's doing all they can, but this still sucks.— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
But then things started looking up, when a booking error left him with basically his own private jet.
They rebooked everyone but me on another flight to LGA, so I am literally the only person on this plane. pic.twitter.com/ZZNPACUOfR— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
Like a young John D. Rockerfeller, O'Leary enjoyed his own private safety check.
Just got a personal safety briefing from my two flight attendants.— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
And yet, despite having the run of the fuselage, he still chose to sit in one seat.
No, I'm not joking. I'm the only one on this plane. pic.twitter.com/UcZ8BZLop1— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
Sadly, the decadence was short-lived.
The thrill is gone, you guys. Just as we were about to push back, they reconnected the jet bridge to let a second passenger on the flight.— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015
"He seemed to think it was less novel," O'Leary told BuzzFeed of the other passenger. "Or he was really just looking forward to napping during the flight."
But such are the horrors of domestic flights, with cramped seating and no personal TVs, his brief experience of solo flight was enough to make his tweets go viral, and even his mum was proud.
Reaction to this story from my mom: "I'm glad you got a haircut."— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 13, 2015
"Because we all complain about air travel these days, I guess it's surprising to see someone get unexpectedly good service," O'Leary said. "I get upgraded on Delta occasionally, but this was by far the best upgrade I’ve ever gotten!"
As live-tweeting airport/airline experiences go, this was only second to that wonderful man who made an entire music video while stranded in Las Vegas' McCarran Airport.Reuse content