A few days ago, I wrote a story about the now infamous United flight on April 9th of this year which was so oversold that the crew asked 4 passengers to give up their seats. The last passenger refused, Dr Dao, and was carried off the flight by security crew.
Today we here at the Goldwater bring you the exact opposite.
A Scottish woman, author Ms Karon Grieve, boarded a flight from Glasgow to Crete, the last of the season for Jet2 airline company, so they were indeed expecting it to be a light flight. But they never expected this.
Ms Grieve explains: "I turned up at the check-in desk and was joking with the staff, saying 'how many people are on this flight? The guy was laughing at me and he said 'oh come on, guess'. We got it down from 10 to four and he said 'you'll never guess it, there's only three of you'”.
But when she got on the plane, she was informed just before take-off that the last two passengers had not shown up and she would have the plane all to herself.
She of course got VIP treatment from the staff and as the plane was in the air, the captain addressed her by first name from the cockpit.
She said: "Every time she made an announcement she said, 'Hi there Karon, you'll see Croatia on your left-hand side', and then we flew through this amazing lightning storm and she suddenly came on and said, 'Hi Karon and the girls, quickly run to the other side of the plane and look at this, it's amazing.”
A spokeswoman for Jet2 commented: "We're delighted Karon got to experience our VIP customer service in style. It is not unusual for the final outbound flight of the season to have fewer bookings than normal. We hope Karon has a fantastic time in Crete."
Ms Grieve is staying in Crete for a month to write a new book. She hopes to get the same treatment on the return flight but we think this was a one-off.