Kai Forsyth, a Derby resident, was on board the eight-hour journey from London Gatwick and described the experience as “strange.”
The young man claimed to have been the only passenger (apart from the crew) on the British Airways aircraft, which came with a number of benefits.
He shows the seemingly empty plane on Monday’s voyage while filming videos for his TikTok (January 10).
He shows aisles of empty seats and wrote: “The cabin crew said I was the only person onboard the flight. It was eight hours so I set up a bed. Literally the comfiest I’ve ever been on a plane,” he states within the video.
Kai further claims that because there were no other passengers, he was handed a large box of Walkers shortbread biscuits to enjoy: “They literally gave me all the snacks and unlimited food,” he wrote.
What’s strange is that despite the plane appearing to be empty, he couldn’t be upgraded to Business or First Class. And the individual doesn’t appear to be particularly bright, posting obscene movies on his account.
One user, however, stated that this was not the case. The commenter claimed to be part of the same flight’s crew.
@kaiforsyth Mabye the wierdest experience 🇬🇧—>🇺🇸#fyp #foryou #viral #fypシ #boostofhope #foryoupage #uk #foryourpage #fly #britishairways #airport ♬ rowdy rebel x 1sis – 1sis
They wrote: “I was the crew member on the flight… He really wasn’t the only pax on the flight…. economy is split into two sections, he was in the second part which did only have 13 in, 83 in economy in total. 13 in premium economy, 22 in business class. this LGW-MCO flight was the last of the season hence why so empty, but the return flight was completely full.”
Given Kai’s and the crew member’s conflicting testimonies, it’s still unclear what transpired.