A Scottish author who paid just £46 for a flight to Greece got all 189 seats to herself after the only other passengers booked on the plane failed to turn up.
Karon Grieve took a selfie showing row after row of empty seats on the Jet2 flight from Glasgow to Crete on Sunday.
The 57-year-old from Dunlop, Ayrshire was told at check-in that only three people were booked on the end-of-season flight.
But after the other couple failed to show up, Karon was treated like an A-lister and given a free meal and a choice of any seat on the plane.
The pilot even gave her a personalised commentary on the flight, addressing her over the intercom by pointing out which countries they were flying over.After landing in Crete, Karon managed to avoid long waiting times for her luggage when she was handed her suitcase right from the plane.
Speaking today from Crete, Karon said: “When I went to the check in desk we were actually having a joke about how many people were on the flight because last year when I was away there was only eight people on the flight.
“He asked me to guess so we started this guessing game, starting at ten and working our way down.
“We then got down to three as there were another two people who were booked on the flight but they didn’t end up showing up. So as soon as I got on the flight, it was just me, the cabin crew and the pilot.
“They moved me to seat number one so I had all the leg room and everything, it was fantastic.”
She added: “The pilot then came out and chatted to me before take off and throughout the flight was documenting we were doing and where we were going.
“She would come over the tannoy saying “Hi Karon and the girls” telling us when to look out the window and what to look out for.
“At one point there was this incredible lightning storm so the pilot had us all watching that which was just fantastic.”
Karon is now enjoying a month long holiday in Crete where she is working on her upcoming romantic crime novel, A Cosy Crime.
She said the relaxing flight was the perfect start to her holiday.
She added: “The crew were wandering around and said just to call if I needed anything. I even got a free meal which was great. They said I could run up and down the plane if I wanted, I had all the space to myself. It was so peaceful and I got a lot of work done.”
A spokeswoman for JET2 said: “We’re delighted Karon got to experience our VIP customer service in style.
“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.”
Karon has published four books so far; So Easy Herbal, So Easy Christmas, Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes and A Wee Taste Of Scotland .
She also writes for various magazine and pops up regularly on BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAulay & Co show as their resident Homecrafts Expert. (Mirror)