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Ever Have The Whole Plane To Yourself?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3182 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3695 times:

Well, I had the whole C cabin to myself once.

It was a Crossair Bac 146. My partner and I were flying FCO-ZRH. We were the only ones in the C cabin, and there were perhaps 4 or 5 rows of C. Y was full.


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User currently offlineNWCoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 692 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3606 times:

Shortly before 9/11 I flew XJ (NW AIRLINK) from MSP-HIB-LYU. There were 15 people going to HIB, and everybody got off there. The flight between Hibbing and Ely was all mine. Pretty cool.


The New American is arriving.
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3585 times:

i was flying on Trans States Jetstream 31 from LAX-PSP. my mom, sister, and myself were the ONLY ones on the flight. I think the plane can hold 20ish (i think, sorry if i'm wrong). I don't particularly like flying on prop jets...but really don't like it if its just me and the pilots.

User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3585 times:

I was on DL 1633 SLC-GEG on a 737-300 and there were 4 people on the plane and 3 flight attendants. Nice to have a whole section but that flight is now gone to skywest  Sad
GEG2RAP


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3557 times:

I've been one of five pax on an MD-80. The F/A upgraded everyone to F.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1710 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3551 times:

I was once the only passenger on a SIA 747-400.

This was during some flight crew training.


User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3533 times:

I've had the whole cabin to myself serveral times...but never on a scheduled flight....only during a test flight after a maintenance check or a ferry flight...I guess thats one of the perks of being a mechanic, the only problem is there is no FA to get you coffee.....you have to get up and make it yourself...

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3529 times:

I once boarded a TG A333 and out of the 46 Business Class seats, me and my dad were the only occupants. The lead steward was like "take any seat you one, this whole cabin is yours!" LOL  Laugh out loud but after take off i noticed one of the cabin crew (higher seniority) siting in the first row reading newspaper  Big grin

This was during the SARS period where everyone was afraid of flying. Even Economy was less than half full. The flight was from BKK-PEN. That aircraft actually originated from CAN (Guangzhou) then after transit in BKK flew us to PEN. The lady at Royal Orchid told us that.


User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3524 times:

I once heard that a few years ago a BA 747 from JFK - LHR only had one (1) pax onboard!!! Not sure if it that was myth or truth? The story goes that BA though the flight would be cx and all the pax's were transferred to other flights except this one passenger. Turns out they fixed the airplane and just took the one World Travler passenger and cargo, needless to say they upgraded him to FIRST! Anyone else hear this story?


"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1710 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3513 times:

AV8,
True story. However, the airplane was delayed a multitude of hours, and needed to be ferried back to London empty or not.


User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3494 times:

I was one the only passenger on the main business class deck of a 747-400 from Sydney to Melbourne - great flight and great service.

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3479 times:

My brother and I were the only two in FC once on a DL L-1011 from MAN - ATL, (when DL had 3-classes internationaly). Probably why DL went to 2-classes!


"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3499 times:

Least souls aboard : 5 (2 pax, 3 crew) TYS-ATL on DL CRJ (December 2000)
Honorable mention : 6 (2 pax, 4 crew) BOS-YYZ on AA ERJ (May 2001)
Honorable mention : 7 (4 pax, 3 crew) DFW-AEX on DL EM2 (September 2001)
Honorable mention : 11 (5 pax, 6 crew) STL-SGF on AA M83 (February 2002)
Honorable mention : 12 (7 pax, 5 crew) TPA-MCO on DL 732 (October 2001)
Honorable mention : 14 (5 pax, 9 crew) HKG-SIN on CX 773 (October 2002)
Honorable mention : 23 (2 pax, 21 crew) LHR-BOM on AI 742 (May 1992)


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3467 times:

Pretty close...

February 1990....SFO-SMF on UA, a 727. We had arrived from HNL on the red eye, and had to get this flight to SMF, and then up to PDX. My parents and sister and I were in first, and there was 3-4 in the first few rows of coach. Few people for a really short flight.



User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3423 times:

Canadi>n Airlines International
Boeing 767-300ER
YVR-YEG
Late night about 8 or 9 years ago
10 pax total


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3389 times:

Around January 1, 1999, I was one of only 8 passengers on board a night flight from IAD-DEN on a UA DC-10. It was my last DC-10 flight, probably forever. It was a beautiful night, and the moon's reflection glittered on the wing of the DC-10. We decended into the clouds for descent into Denver, and the runway only became visible VERY close to touchdown because it was POURING snow. We sat on the taxiway for a bit while snow gathered on the wings. Pretty neat last DC-10 flight.

UAL747


User currently offlineUPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3373 times:

Doing an out and back non-rev with a friend in Sep. 01 after 9/11. We flew ORD-PVD on a UAL 727-200 in F, then on the return leg the c.s. guy upgraded the entire plane to F and alls that was left in coach was me, my friend and 1 unlucky passenger who missed F by one seat. Very cool, sat in the back row and talked with the f/as the whole flight. 3 people in the coach section of a 722. like having your own private tri-motor.

User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3370 times:

I forgot one time I was flying lnk-msp on the first day of spring break it was just me and a pinnacle maintance guy (the 6am flight was delayed because the overnight aircraft had to o2 canister) let me tell you it was nice to have the plane to myself but there was a hoard of mad college students on the other side of the gate once I got off. Guess they didn't really want to be in lincoln!
GEG2RAP


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3368 times:

I've also flown as the only pax (captain, co-pilot, no flight attendants) on a Delta 767-400 ferry flight ATL-MCO. Was quite fun!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Two days after 9/11 I was returning with QF to Brisbane from Auckland in first - I was the only one. Hardly anyone else on board and the 744 took off like a rocket....


Dunbar Rovers forever
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

A couple of times...

Had the Business "Electa" class cabin to myself on a Meridiana BAe 146-200 flight LGW-FLR-CAG

My cousin and I had the World Traveller Plus cabin to ourselves a BA 747-400 flight LHR-HKG.

BA Club Europe cabin to myself, 737-500 CDG-MAN

Had the whole plane to myself, Airlines of Carriacou Islander flight from Union Island to Carriacou (I sat next to the pilot).

Had the "Premium" cabin on a Midway 737-700 flight RDU-BOS to myself (they managed to lose my luggage, after I paid USD25.00 for an upgrade !).


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Well, not exactly, but mine was bigger  Wink/being sarcastic Big grin

It was ATL-BCN on Aug 1st 1995, on a L1011 of Delta, every passenger had one 5-seat row for sleeping. We were maybe 30 pax in an L11...

Happy turbulences!!!


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Now where are the other passengers ?

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Will, all alone for 13 hours in C class ICN to CDG Big grin



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User currently offlineRednose From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2002, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Only three weeks ago on sector DXB - JNB, the early morning flight in a EK 777-200, I was the only one in F for the whole of the eight hour flight down south.

In fact I have often been the only person in F class on various flights/airlines around the world. Too many to even mention here.


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

In 1991, I and my wife flew HPN-PHL-CVG. The HPN-PHL was on a prop plane that seats about 20, I don't remember which one, and we were the only two passengers.

25 Post contains links 767Lover : There were some interesting stories about "lonely" flights on a previous thread a couple of years ago... called The Loneliest Flight http://www.airlin
26 Mas777 : I once flew KUL-BKK in 1985 with British Airways and only 38 passengers boarded the L1011 Tristar at KUL - its origin. The flight however filled up at
27 NWAA330 : Flew NRT-DTW on an NWA 744, had the entire Upperdeck to myself. 2 FA's to one PAX, needless the say the service was supurb. There was one other WBC pa
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