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Most of us will never know the luxury that the few experience while flying in first class.
But one lucky passenger got mighty close when he arrived at the gate and discovered he was the only person boarding his flight from Aspen to Salt Lake City, United States.
Last week @Delta gave me my own private jet...kind of. pic.twitter.com/p14OGLw1jv
- vincent peone (@vincentpeone) August 12, 2019
Director Vincent Peone was waited on hand and foot by cabin crew of his Delta flight last week and even got to meet the pilots before setting off.
Posting his travelog to Twitter, he wrote: "Last week @Delta gave me my own private jet...kind of."
The video opens with Vincent stood at the gate waiting for his flight to be called.
With no one else in sight, a member of staff can then be heard saying: "We're about to board our flight to Salt Lake City from the gate. Will the only passenger on this flight kindly board at this time."
We then see the lone traveller being escorted across the tarmac to his flight before crew members start loading up extra weight to the plane to account for the lack of passengers.
"We're just adding weight to the plane because there are no people," Vincent can be heard saying as he points the camera down from the steps of the plane.
Once onboard, it's time for the safety announcements. And while it could be easy for staff to take it easy with only one passenger to care for, the flight attendant stays professional.
Grabbing hold of the speaker, she gives him a personal message, saying: "Good evening Vincent and welcome aboard. We are looking forward to taking care of you today. If you need any assistance getting settled we're delighted to serve you."
But before the plane takes off, there was still time for Vincent to have a nosey around the cockpit and say hi to the pilots, who tell the lucky passenger: "It's your own private jet."
Speaking to the Washington Post, Vincent said he decided to get the later flight because he wanted to see more of Aspen.
He said: "I'm Diamond Medallion [status], so Delta was very good to me. I had called them and got some information about what was available. Coming back [to the airport] at 7 p.m. meant I would have gotten to see more of Aspen, because it was a short trip anyway, so I took the later option.
"At the desk, they were like, 'I don't know if we even need to make the announcement, because it's just you.' I was like, 'Oh, no. Do the announcement.' Obviously, everyone really enjoyed playing along."
Delta has since responded to the writer's video, saying: "Hi Vincent! That looks like an awesome experience! Thank you for the shoutout, and we truly appreciate you for choosing Delta! Take care."
Featured Image Credit: Vincent Peone
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