I was the only passenger on an international flight

It’s every international traveler’s dream scenario.

Kai Forsyth said that finding himself to be the only person on a British Airways flight was the “weirdest experience,” the Daily Star reported.

Forsyth, from Derbyshire, was headed from London to Orlando, Florida, but was the lone passenger on the plane. He shared his experience on TikTok, where a video of his once-in-a-lifetime trip has gone viral with 312,000 views.

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Kai Forsyth was headed from London to Orlando, Florida when he found himself to be the only person aboard his eight-hour British Airways flight.

“The cabin crew said I was the only person on board the flight,” Forsyth says in the clip posted on Jan. 9 as he pans around to an aircraft full of empty seats.

Flight attendants waited on the passenger hand-and-foot, providing him with an “unlimited” supply of airplane snacks, including an entire box of pre-packaged Walkers cookies, and allowing him to put up the armrests and stretch out across an entire row of seats.

“It was eight hours so I set up a bed,” he said. “Literally the comfiest I’ve ever been on a plane,” he captioned the scene.

Forsyth also made a new friend, he revealed in a second video.

“The flight attendants reminded me that there was more pilots than passengers,” he wrote with a video of a crew member watching a movie with him.

“I decided to make friends with one of them,” he continued. “We sat and watched movies for hours and ate unlimited snacks.”

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Kai Forsyth was on his way from London to Orlando, Florida on a British Airways flight.

He captioned the video: “@British Airways find this flight attendant. he needs a promotion.”

Still, one aspect of his airliner remained off-limits to the lucky customer: first class.

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The passenger from Derbyshire in the UK was able to stretch out across a row of three seats while getting some shut-eye.

While Forsyth was living the dream, thousands of other citizen conservationists were signing a petition to see that wasteful “ghost” flights become a banned practice in the airline industry.

Airlines are known to run flights regardless of passengers just to hold down a regular route schedule and landing gate — what the industry called “keeping slots warm” — so that even an empty jet takes off on time. For example, it was recently reported that Lufthansa Group, which owns the German airline by the same name as well as Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines, “will have to carry out 18,000 extra, unnecessary flights just to secure our take-off and landing rights,” their CEO Carsten Spohr said.

The UK parliamentary petition demands: “At a time of climate emergency we need to drastically reduce our fossil fuel use, and in the context of our steadily dwindling carbon budget, it beggars belief that planes fly empty.”