Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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January 13, 2015 8:11 AM EST

An empty commercial airplane—is that kind of like a private jet?

Chris O’Leary, media strategist and editor of a New York-based beer blog, would be the person to ask. O’Leary had booked a New York-bound Delta flight from Cleveland that was delayed for several hours on Monday. When the beer enthusiast stepped on the plane, he found out he was the only passenger.

“It was definitely the most memorable flight I’ve been on in recent memory if only for the sheer lack of passengers to become bothersome,” O’Leary told ABC News. “There were no screaming babies, no one listening to loud lyrics or reclining their seats or taking their shoes.”

O’Leary got a private safety briefing and one-on-one briefing from the captain about the flight.

Shortly before takeoff, the plane returned to the gate and picked up one more passenger, for a grand total of two fliers on the 76-seat plane.

[ABC News]

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