Choosing a seat in an almost empty airplane surprised another passenger

By TravelWiseMar 1, 2024 23:03 PMNews
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Choosing a seat in an almost empty airplane surprised another passenger
Flying in an empty airplane is a rarity. Source: pexels

Imagine boarding an airplane and having an entire row or even the entire cabin to yourself. With only one or two other passengers, you can choose any seat, stretch out, sleep comfortably, and enjoy the flight without feeling cramped or crowded by other passengers. Finding that the entire airplane is empty can certainly seem like a dream!

The experience of traveling on a virtually empty airplane is rare and adds a touch of excitement and novelty to the trip. However, while enjoying this experience, a man's fellow traveler, who had the opportunity to sit anywhere on a Southwest Airlines flight, sat right behind him. This was reported by news18.com.

Posting a photo of the incident on the microblogging platform, chef Anthony Thomas wrote: "Imagine the luxury of boarding an airplane with two other passengers. Of all the seats on the plane, look at where he chooses to sit."

The photo shows a man in an empty airplane, with one passenger sitting behind him. Surprisingly, the photo stunned social media and quickly caught the attention of many, sparking a conversation online.

This post was shared in February by X (formerly known as Twitter) user, chef Anthony Thomas. The post went viral, garnering numerous likes and a flurry of reactions.

One user wrote: "He's probably nervous when it comes to airplanes or flying, and being with someone else makes him feel safe."

Another user commented: "This is pure luck! I can't even imagine how calm that flight was. Amazing!"

User X shared: "One time my connecting flight was so empty that I was told I could choose any seat on the plane, I've never felt so much power in my hands."

Another added: "It's just like if people were parking next to you and it was a bunch of empty seats."

So far, the post has received more than 37 million views and over 232 thousand likes.

Earlier, TravelWise wrote about when to recline an airplane seat.

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