After 10 hour delay, woman discovers she’s completely alone on flight

Posted: February 5, 2016 in airlines
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A lucky woman found that she was the only person on a commercial flight back to her hometown after all the other passengers failed to turn up.

The flight had been delayed for 10 hours, and impatient passengers had already taken earlier flights, turning the plane into a charter flight for the lone, fortunate passenger.

The woman, surnamed Zhang, documented her unique experience on social media when boarding the flight after midnight and realising she was the only one aboard.

China Southern Airlines flight CZ2833 from Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province, was delayed for 10 hours because of an unexpected snowstorm, which caused all the other passengers to switch planes.

Before take-off, a flight attendant ushered Zhang onto the plane and told her she would be taking a “charter flight” – meaning she could sit anywhere she wanted for the flight back to her hometown in Wuhan, capital of central Hubei Province.

The flight attendants even took photos with Zhang, who also had the pleasure of sharing an orange with the pilot, who landed the plane safely at 2am.

  1. This happened to me as well, in 1998, Toledo to Cincinnati. They gave my guitar its own seat as well.

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