VILNIUS, Lithuania – A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he came to the table: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.
Skirmantas Strimaitis, flying from the capital Vilnius to the northern Italian town of Bergamo for a skiing holiday on March 16, had the whole plane – which can usually accommodate up to 188 people – to itself. The only others on board were two pilots and five crew members.
The travel agency Novaturas said it had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy, and to avoid flying empty, one-way tickets were sold. Only one person bought one.
Strimaitis told The Associated Press on Tuesday the flight lasting more than two hours was "once in a lifetime experience."
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