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Man shocked to discover he's the only passenger on six-hour 'ghost flight'

Jake Massey

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Man shocked to discover he's the only passenger on six-hour 'ghost flight'

A man was left in shock after boarding a flight and realising he had the plane to himself.

Robbie Allen was travelling from Sydney to Fiji in January last year, just before his birthday - and he was given the gift of a private plane, basically.

See for yourself here:



When he got on the plane, Robbie said staff told him he was the only passenger and the captain even joined him for a chinwag.

Flight attendants also gave him the VIP treatment, filling up his champagne glass whenever it ran a little low.

"I was literally the only person on the whole plane," he said, recounting the memorable trip in a viral video that has been viewed a million times on TikTok.

"The captain came and sat next to me and talked to me. The the staff gave me whatever I wanted."


Giddily walking about the plane, he said: "I literally have the whole plane to myself. I'm the only passenger.

"It's for my birthday. I'm the VIP."

Robbie's bag on its tod, waiting for him upon arrival. Credit: TikTok/@robbieallen
Robbie's bag on its tod, waiting for him upon arrival. Credit: TikTok/@robbieallen

Robbie said he would never forget the 'strange and weird experience', and in the comments, lots of people were jealous.


One person wrote: "As an introvert......I want this.....real bad."

Another added: "This is literally an introvert's dream! It’s me. I’m the introvert lol."

LADbible has contacted Virgin Australia for comment about Robbie's bizarre flight - though his experience isn't as uncommon as you might expect.

And while having a plane to yourself is likely to be a novel and enjoyable experience, it raises questions about environmental sustainability.


In September, The Guardian reported that more than 5,000 completely empty passenger flights have flown to or from the UK since 2019, with a further 35,000 commercial flights operating almost empty, with fewer than 10 percent of seats filled.

The findings of the analysis of data from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was branded 'shocking' by climate campaigners.

"Publication of this data is a step in the right direction, but we need more transparency to understand why these inefficient, polluting practices continue, and to hold the main airline culprits to account," Tim Johnson, of the Aviation Environment Federation, told The Guardian.

"Given the climate emergency, the revelation that so many near empty planes have been burning fossil fuels and adding to the CO2 building up in the atmosphere is pretty shocking."

Featured Image Credit: robbieallen/Instagram/robbieallen/TikTok

Topics: Weird, Viral, Travel, Australia

Jake Massey
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