A man became the only passenger on a flight and even received VIP treatment from the crew, but he had to pay. With his time.
On the surface, this seems like a dream come true for many of us. Dave, specifically, loves how much leg room he would have on this flight, but was the price this dude paid worth the comfort and excellent treatment he received?
Phil Stringer was on his way back home to North Carolina when he received the undivided attention of a flight crew after he became the man became the only passenger on a flight. No, he did not charter a private plane. He was flying commercial. All Stringer had to do was suffer through a nearly 18-hour delay! Even though we all deserve a plane to ourselves after dealing with such a horrible inconvenience, it was still a stroke of luck that he ended up being the lone passenger on the flight from Oklahoma to North Carolina.
It turned out that by the time the aircraft was finally ready to board, all of the other passengers had either caught a different flight or didn’t feel like waiting for the unusually long delay to end, which ended up lasting 17 hours, 52 minutes. Thus, Stinger found himself alone on a full-sized, fully staffed commercial flight!
Of course, he shared his experience on TikTok, joking that he had bought out the rest of the flight so he wouldn’t have to deal with other people. As you would imagine, he became quite friendly with the crew and received top-of-the-line service. As awesome as that would be, we don’t think it would be worth waiting 18 hours for. What do you think?
Although Stinger did not share where his seat was located, we assume he was forced to sit back in coach and the crew was sure to shut the little “first class” curtain on him for the duration of the flight.
18-hour delay turned this flight into a private party! ✈️🥳 Watch how the amazing crew and I made the most of it! #americanairlines #flightattendant #airplanetiktok #privateparty #FlightFun #delayedflight #fyp #viral♬ Makeba - Jain