Have you ever dreamed of finding yourself on a giant plane, all for yourself?
That dream came true for Laura Stevens and her two friends Sarah Hunt and Laurie-Lin Waller who had the time of their lives after discovering they were the only passengers on a British Airways flight for 150 people.
The women were due to fly back to the UK on a 5:20 p.m. flight from Gibraltar to London Heathrow after a three-day break. But their flight was delayed by three hours so they decided to turn up later to the airport.
On arrival, they discovered that all the other passengers had been checked in onto an earlier flight. So Stevens, a TV producer, said cabin crew upgraded her and her friends into business class seats despite having them paid just £80 (S$142) each for an economy return ticket.
They were treated to to a three-course meal, Champagne and posed for selfies with the captain of the flight. Stevens chronicled the once-in-a-lifetime experience in a series of tweets.
"It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that we'll never forget," Stevens said.
"We felt like celebrities, especially when we were given Champagne - it was the best Christmas present ever, we couldn't believe how kind and lovely everyone was."
"We were the only people in the departure lounge so staff let us use the executive suite, which is usually reserved for business flight passengers."
"Then we mentioned how we'd hoped to buy our family gifts at the airport, and staff opened shops so we could browse. It was as though we'd hired out the place just for us."
British Airways confirmed to Mashable that the unusual adventure actually took place.
"We're delighted that our customers had the flight of their lives," a spokeswoman said.
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