You remember that jam-packed flight you were on once? Or twice? Or every time? You know the one: a crotchety businessman to your left, who insists on using both armrests, invading your personal space; the woman in front of you who continues to flip her long hair back over the seat, brushing your table tray each time; the screaming toddlers who relentlessly kick your seat from behind.
Yeah, this British couple’s most recent flight was nothing like that.
Kyle McNicol and Carrie Fisher, who are on an adventure of a lifetime travelling the world and blogging about it, showed up at the airport to board their low-cost flight from Krabi, Thailand to Penang, Malaysia. But when the pair got to the ticket booth to receive their boarding passes from Firefly (a discount version of Malaysia Airlines), they were greeted with an odd message from the staff.
It seemed the flight was slightly underbooked. Like, really underbooked. Like, empty except for the pilots and crew, underbooked. The couple were literally the only two passengers on the midnight flight between the two Southeast Asian cities.
“The cabin crew felt just as awkward as we did to start with. It was the first time that it happened to them, too,” Fisher said in an interview with Metro UK.
Here’s a video of the pair having all the fun inside of their surprise private jet flight:
“We asked where we could sit and were told we could sit anywhere, run up and down just don’t jump,” Fisher said.
Because, obviously, when the world gives you a completely empty aircraft, you sit in ALL the seats and do the inchworm down the aisle.
Metro UK reports that the couple has been travelling Asia together for the last five months, touching down in countries like China, Vietnam and Japan. We hope their next flight is just as comfortable and fun. Though, in all likelihood, it won’t be.