GLASGOW — For the vast majority of people, flying onboard a private jet is a luxury that only the likes of Beyoncé can enjoy. But one woman on a recent flight from Scotland to Greece has proven that the high roller life is much more accessible than one would think.
According to the Daily Record, Karon Grieve checked into her Jet2 flight from Glasgow to Crete and was told that there were only three passengers in total flying that day. As this was at the tail-end of the high season, the near-empty plane didn’t come as too much of a shock for Grieve.
But when she got to the gate, the flight crew informed her that the other two passengers were a no-show, meaning that Grieve had the entire plane to herself for the duration of the four-hour flight.
She boarded the 189-passenger plane, claimed a seat in the first row and was quickly introduced to the entire cabin crew – Viktoria, Ashleigh, Toyah and Diane. She even got to meet the captain, Laura, as well as first officer Lee.
“As we flew over places of interest, Laura would come on the tannoy (loudspeaker) saying, ‘Hi Karon and the girls. We are now flying over Croatia, look to your left,” Grieve told the Daily Record.
In addition to the personal commentary, Grieve also didn’t have to wait for her baggage at the carousel. Instead, her bag was handed directly to her upon disembarking the plane.
@jet2tweets Amazing flight Glasgow to Heraklion yesterday I was the only passenger. Captain Laura and crew amazing, felt like a VIP all day! pic.twitter.com/q4CEkTf7Az
— Karon Grieve (@KaronGrieve) October 23, 2017
And the best part? Flying ‘private’ only cost Grieve a measly US$60.
“We’re delighted Karon got to experience our VIP customer service in style,” a Jet2 spokesperson said. “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.”