British Airways passengers have party on plane when no one else turns up
Three women said they "felt like celebrities" when they turned up for their British Airways flight on Sunday and there was no one else on board.
The lucky experience all came about when the British holidaymakers heard their return flight from Gibraltar was delayed and decided to arrive later to avoid waiting in the airport.
Little did they know, all the other passengers had been booked onto an earlier flight, leaving them to a private-jet experience.
"It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that we'll never forget," Laura Stevens, 34, told the Mail Online.
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"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."
Stevens, along with two friends, were returning from a three-day trip in Gibraltar after paying just £80 ($142) for the economy-class flights. The women were also allowed to use the airline's empty executive suite, usually reserved for business class.
"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."
But it didn't end there. On board, the women got through about 10 mini bottles of Champagne and were treated to a three-course meal.
"We put on our shades and had a great time partying on board. We joked about being a girl band and took videos of us strolling up and down the aisles," Stevens said.
"Cabin crew warned us that the fog meant it could take a while to land but we were having such a fantastic time we told them to take their time - we wanted the flight to go on forever."