Being chauffeur driven to your holiday destination is a wonderful idea and one that a lot of premium airlines have now clocked on to – offering collection from your home and drop off to the airport. For Business class passengers it’s expected. But for one lucky lady – Karon Grieve, from Dunlop in Ayrshire – her flight from Glasgow was a wonderful surprise when it turned out she was the only passenger on the flight out to Crete.
So how did the captain’s announcements and safety talk get handled?
Karon explained “The captain was fantastic. She came and sat beside me while the first officer did all the flight checks and we were chatting away about the flight.”
While the plane was in the air, Karon said that the captain addressed her by name from the cockpit.
She said: “Every time she made an announcement she said, ‘Hi there Karon, you’ll see Croatia on your left-hand side’, and then we flew through this amazing lightning storm and she suddenly came on and said, ‘Hi Karon and the girls, quickly run to the other side of the plane and look at this, it’s amazing’.
“It was just surreal”.