Living the rock star life is an unattainable dream for many of us, but one regular Joe is proving that every once in a while, dreams do come true.
Living the Dream
Skirmantas Strimaitis boarded his flight from the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius to Bergamo, Italy only to find that he was the only passenger onboard!
The Boeing 737-800, which normally seats 188 passengers, was chartered by Novaturas, a travel agency, to bring a group home from Italy to Lithuania. To ensure the outbound flight went ahead, the agency opened bookings for one-way tickets to Bergamo.
Strimaitis was the only person who bought a ticket.
He wasn’t completely alone, however. Also onboard were two pilots and five crew members.
With a 1:7 guest-to-staff ratio, we’re thinking the customer service onboard was top-notch.
Strimaitis told the Associated Press that it was a “once in a lifetime experience”, but this isn’t the first time a lone passenger flew on an aircraft. Back in January 2018, a woman identified only as Beth found herself on a plane reserved for transporting flight crew.
If only we could be so lucky!
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