Traveler Flies to Crete as Only Passenger on Plane

Author Karon Grieve flew from Glasgow to Heraklion, Crete on a jet all by herself; and she had only paid 46 British pounds for the flight, a Daily Record report says.

The Scottish writer and food expert did not expect that she would have a whole passenger jet all to herself when she boarded on Sunday afternoon.

As the only passenger, Grieve received the VIP treatment and all messages from the pilot were addressed to her alone.

“When I turned up for the flight, I expected it to be quiet because it’s the very end of season and most people are coming home,” Grieve told the Daily Record.

“I asked the girl at check-in how many were going to be flying and she said I should guess, so I counted it down from 10 and it turned out there were three people booked on,” she said.

“Imagine my surprise when I got to the gate and the flight crew greeted me saying, ‘Hi, you are our only passenger. You have your own private jet today’, Grieve said.

“I was amazed. The captain Laura came and chatted before take-off and I was in first name terms with Viktoria, Ashleigh, Toyah and Diane before the doors even closed,” she continued. “As we flew over places of interest, Laura would come on the tannoy saying, ‘Hi, Karon and the girls. We are now flying over Croatia, look to your left.”

The author rents an apartment in Crete where she writes a novel. She has already done 18 flights this year, according to the report.