Open Jaw once flew from Cairo
to Luxor on a brand-new EgyptAir 767, with just 2 pax on board. The ratio of
flight attendants to pax on that flight was 2 to 1 – and the service was
But Alex Simon has done us
one better. He was the only passenger on a Q400 travelling a domestic PR route
between Manila and the resort island of Boracay.
Simon was so delighted that
he made a video to
commemorate the occasion.
A 28 yr. old Austrian, Simon
is an avid travel blogger who loads clips of his trips on YouTube under the
Diary of Alex banner. Finding he had a private jet - with 2 pilots and 2 flight
attendants - for the price of a single ticket, he shot plenty of footage, which
has now received over 1 million views.
One flight attendant told
Simon “you can sit anywhere, because you’re the only passenger.”
It may make for jolly viewing
and bring a dash of good publicity, but load factors like that would have any
airline’s financial chiefs chewing their nails. Hopefully the plane carried
more pax on the return flight.