Man finds himself all alone on a plane... well, almost

Cape Town - A lack of legroom, armrest wars, and the dreaded middle seat! We've all wished to have an entire row of plane seats to ourselves.

But an entire airplane? 

Well, that's almost a bit creepy. 

Yet, this is exactly what happened to Chris O'Leary from Brooklyn, after hours of delays, he suddenly found himself all alone on his Delta flight from Cleveland, Ohio to La Guardia Airport in New York.

CNN reports that his fellow passengers had all seemingly been booked on other flights, leaving him as the sole and only passenger for the original one. 

He posted about the absurd situation on Twitter:




Overwhelmed by the abundance of space, he picked an aisle seat, close to the front of the aircraft. 

Then there was a twist in the tale:



Apparently the unusual occurrence was caused by bad weather in the Northeast of the country. O'Leary's flight, which normally seats 76 people, was delayed for six hours.

While nearly empty flights would often be cancelled altogether by airlines, O'Leary was very lucky, as Delta needed the aircraft at La Guardia for later flights. 

O'Leary's story made headlines across the world. His mom, of course, spotted one of the articles and her only commentary was very mom-ish indeed:
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