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Author books flight to Greece; ends up being only passenger

Author books flight to Greece; ends up being only passenger”

A woman who paid just £46 for a flight to Crete has spoken of her amazement at being the only passenger on board.

A Scottish holiday-maker says she "felt like a VIP all day" when she got a private jet for a four-hour flight last weekend after all the other passengers failed to turn up.

She was treated to any seat she wanted on the aircraft, along with a free meal, free drinks and the full attention of staff.

Jet2 said it was "not unusual" for the final flight of the season to have fewer bookings than normal.

At the end of the flight, Grieve received her luggage straight from the cargo hold.

"The guy was laughing at me and he said "oh come on, guess".

Then when she got to the gate, she was told the other two passengers hadn't arrived, so she would actually be flying solo.

Grieve said the pilot and crew couldn't have treated her better.

"I was amazed. The captain Laura came and chatted before takeoff and I was in first name terms with Viktoria, Ashleigh, Toyah, and Diane before the doors even closed".

"The captain was fantastic".

To make the trip even more special, the pilot gave Karon a personalised commentary on the flight, addressing her over the speakers by her name and pointing out which countries they were flying over.

"As we flew over places of interest, Laura would come on the tannoy saying, 'Hi, Karon and the girls".

Ms Grieve said she meant to spend the next month in Crete writing her book before returning to Scotland.

She was then given the five-star experience as the only guest on the flight.

Karon Grieve, 57, from Glasgow learnt at the airport that only three people had checked in on the end-of-season flight.

A spokesperson for Jet2 said: "We're delighted that Karon got to experience our VIP customer service in style onboard our award-winning airline. We hope Karon has a fantastic time in Crete and that we got her trip off to a great start".



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