Lucky Passenger Gets 188-Person Plane All To Himself

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

A Lithuanian man travelling to Italy got a taste of what it’s like to fly in a private jet when, upon boarding his plane, he discovered he was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.

Two pilots and five crew members were the only other people aboard the plane, which can carry 188 passengers.

Skirmantas Strimaitis, who was flying to the Italian city of Bergamo on 16MAR for a skiing holiday, told The Associated Press that the flight, which lasted more than two hours, was "a once in the lifetime experience."

According to USA Today, The Novaturas travel agency said it had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy and to avoid flying empty, one-way tickets were sold. Strimaitis was the only person to buy one. 

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.



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