SP Oberoi, who holds a golden visa that allows 10-year long residency in the UAE, was the only passenger on Air India’s Dubai-bound three-hour flight that departed from Amritsar around 3.45 am on Wednesday, an official said. During the flight, he snapped pictures with the crew members and paced up and down the aircraft multiple times without any hindrance.
“I took my flight from Amritsar to Dubai by Air India (AI-929) on June 23 at around 4 am. I was very lucky to be the only passenger on the entire flight. I feel like a Maharaja during my travel,” Oberoi told ANI.
He added, “I was treated very well by the entire crew and was photographed in an empty plane, I took pictures with the crew and pilots of the aircraft.”
He also took to his Twitter handle to thank the government of UAE and Air India for their service.
Sometimes in vital situations we get opportunities to cherish for life. Highly appreciate the Government of UAE and India for making it a memorable journey, thank you Air India for special services, you made it absolutely a wonderful journey.@airindiain https://t.co/DPF3tprNUm
— SP Singh Oberoi (@SPSOberoi) June 24, 2021
However, Oberoi also added that after a point, travelling alone became boring. “If I get a chance to travel solo next time I will refuse. It is good for once in a lifetime experience. It was very boring.” To pass time, he started counting the number of seats and windows in the plane.
This was the third time in the last five weeks when a flight to Dubai had just one passenger.