A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6768 times:
What's the biggest plane you've flown with the smallest pax? For me, one experience was on a BA flight from LHR-LAX in August 1999...in my coach section, there were literally 15 other people (in my section, that is)...so basically I had the window seat for example, and every other seat in the whole row (all 10 seats in the 747) were left unoccupied !!. also, on an AA 757 from IAD-LAX in June of 2000, there weren't too many people on board that plane either. How about you?
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6735 times:
Once I was supposed to fly on an ID ticket JNB-FRA on a Saturday night but the flight was full and I was left behind. There was no flight scheduled for Sunday night at that stage so I went to change my flight to JNB-ZRH, to be told that there was indeed a flight to Frankfurt that night, but it was very new in the schedule and not many people knew about it.
Downside: it went JNB-CPT-FRA which added a good few hours to the total flight time.
Upside: because no one knew about it, 80 pax on a 742!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6739 times:
SFO-JFK it was shortly after 9/11 and there was about 40 pax in Y class and about the same percentage of pax in the other classes. It was great that we all got to sit in our own rows and sleep but I did stare out the window and could see the many long black trails from the military patrols. It was depressing and being that I was in the WTC a week before it happened I did cry for about an hour, the F/A asked if I was ok and ended up talking to her for a while just about how mad I was, and how the hot dog guy in the square who after I dropped my hot dog on the ground gave me a new one for free was, and how the place were we got our play tickets was, and how even though it was the biggest building out there it was as if it was a small complex, no different than our normal jobs, weather it's a ramp agent, stock broker, pilot, ATC, etc. It was all the same. I get sad every time someone uses 9/11 as an excuse to go to war. It might have been the reason but it's not something to debate over. It happened and no one will ever forget that hot, September day when the world stopped. I'm sorry if I got a little side track. But to get back onto the ?, there was about 100 pax on board the UA 767.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6713 times:
On a Western B707 from HNL to LAX First Class was Empty. Us two NRs were told by the stews were the FULL prime rib was and said they were going to help out in coach and to help ourselves to the food and bar- we did 4.5 hours of gluttony.
Not counting ferry flights with NO pax had a Qantas from Fiji to Honolulu that was almost completly empty. So much so that after the meal in first I came back and used a full row to lay out and ease my BAD sunburn
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
YVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6686 times:
I used to work for Wardair in YVR.
Back in 1988/89 the marketing "gurus" thought it was a good idea to run a daily YVR-LGW route in the winter. This was a VERY seasonal summer route then. I remember a few flights going out with around 18 - 40 passengers on an A310. Needless to say, Wardair was gobbled up by PWA Corp (Canadian Airlines) within a year. Shame.
Pizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6594 times:
Twice I flew on a ACA/UAX CRJ all alone with just the flight crew of 3. They were both early morning flights to HPN. I was working for the company then so the flightcrew kept the door of the cockpit open and we talked the whole way up to HPN. It was really cool.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6520 times:
I flew with BA from LHR-FRA on a B767-300 and there were only like 30 passengers on the whole flight. What was surprising was the fact it was the first flight of the day to FRA so I expected the flight to be full with businessmen/women trying to get a full day of work in Germany.
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6473 times:
I know it's not as exciting as the L1011 flight all by yourself, but I flew from Spokane to SEA on WN with 12 people once. I remember thinking how nice it was.
One of our FA's told me a story about a flight shortly after 9/11 where she worked a flight from NY to the west coast with one passenger. She even took a picture of the guy sitting all alone with the crew. She said it was the easiest money she'd ever made.
Cre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6357 times:
Back in 1987 I joined my mom and brother on Mexicana flight 807 (if I remember correctly) for the morning 727 run from O'Hare to Cancun and there were eight of us on the plane. Although there were only eight passengers, a teenage kid (about my age) was beaming because the night prior he went to the Madonna concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wis. He was wearing a concert shirt he had brought.
MCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6308 times:
On Christmas Eve of 2001, I was catching a 9:50 p.m. flight form Orlando to Atlanta. Usually this is a packed flight, but on this night there were only 17 people on board - the airport was eerily quiet and empty. We were on a 777 (the one with in the Olympic figureskater livery.) When we boarded, the ticket agent took out boarding passes, and gave us new ones. They upgraded all of us to First or Business Class. It was a very kind gesture and a wonderful flight!
Cs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6302 times:
I was on a Twin Otter on precision Airlines from RUT to LGA in the early 1980 s, and I was the only PAX! The crew let me sit at row 1, and they gave me headphones! We orbited Danbury, CT as there was fog at LGA, and we landed on R/W 4 late, but what a fun trip!
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6260 times:
CHC-SYD on QF 744 in '97. Only about a dozen people in the rear economy section.
Also SYD-SIN, again QF 744 in '97, maybe 30 people in the rear economy section.
ORD-YYZ on UA 732, yet again '97, about 20 people.
JFK-AMS on KL in 2000. Scheduled aircraft was a 743M, switched for a straight 743. Only about 20 of us in the rear economy section (which would have been cargo) with the front economy section pretty full.
Of course, you then get those flights where every seat taken!
Kiwiair727tpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6155 times:
i was on WN 09/15/01 (?) I got recalled to duty due to the events only a few days before ( i was on leave for the 1st time and had only been home for less than 24 hours for the 1st time in like a year) I got the first flight out and My plane stopped in columbus ohio before resuming to MDW. there were only 7 pax on the plane the whole ride to MDW 5 people got off in ohio and 5 more got back on. i had most of the front cabin to myself.
Steve in TPA
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