Video: The real story of the only passenger on flight

Delta Air Lines, Vincent Peone, Deepika Padukone, solo passenger flight

Did he actually take off on the flight?

By Web Report

Published: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 12:28 PM

Last updated: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 8:15 PM

A Delta Air Lines passenger posted a video on social media that went viral as he claimed he was the only passenger on a flight from Aspen to Salt Lake City.
Vincent Peone of New York City posted on Twitter his 'private jet' experience aboard Delta Connection Flight 3652, which the airline confirmed but added the flight did not ultimately take-off. "Last week the flight was pushed back but shortly returned to the gate due to a maintenance issue. The aircraft departed a short time later without any customers onboard," MSN quoted Delta spokesperson, Anthony Black, as saying in an email to The Washington Post.
Peone's video on Twitter begins with flight attendants at the Aspen airport calling him to board the flight. He is seen shaking hands with the pilots after which he takes his seat and listens to the flight attendant read through standard in-flight announcements.
Peone then turns around to film the empty seats behind him, before finishing the video with a photo of himself posing in the doorway of the plane.

Delta tweeted to Peone, confirming the incident and said it looked like an "awesome experience". The video has since amassed millions of views on Twitter. Later Peone directed The Post to a statement he posted on Twitter after several calls and emails for comment on Delta's information.
"Thank you Delta for an awesome experience last week. My video was 100% true...and then I stopped filming. After the private jet broke down again with mechanical problems, I took a normal one the following morning," Peone tweeted.

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