You will think I am making this up, but it really did happen.
About 6 years ago, I missed a connection in ORD
on my way to FLL
. It was late and there was bad weather in the Chicago area.
Delta canceled their last flight to FLL
, and if I connected through ATL
, I would have had to spend the night at ATL
The counter agent was GREAT, and knew I was really tired and frustrated. She told me that the pilots and crew were taking the L1011 to FLL
"EMPTY" to position the aircraft for a morning run.
She managed to get me on the plane - and I was the ONLY passenger. No kidding.
They couldn't have been nicer . . . and I had all the food and drink I could handle - as well as 2.5 hours of great conversation with the F/A's.