Twitter has got some strong opinions about a video of a Delta flight carrying one passenger that viral last week.
Not because the passenger seemed to have a private jet experience, or because Delta later confirmed he didn’t end up flying on the plane, but because the video featured a split second meeting with a very dreamy co-pilot.
Vincent Peone, an award-winning director, was travelling from Aspen to Salt Lake City when he realised he was the only person booked on the flight.
“Last week @Delta gave me my own private jet…kind of,” Peone said on Twitter.
— vincent peone (@vincentpeone) August 12, 2019
The minute-long video shows a flight attendant calling the “only passenger” to board, followed by Peony chatting with a ground crew member asking if she had ever seen a plane fly with just one passenger which she confirmes she has.
Then, more ground crew members begin to load what looks like sandbags onto the plane, which Peony says is for extra weight.
He then boards and listens to the flight attendants safety instructions before meeting the pilots. Queue the flood of excited Twitter users.
“That pilot though #swoon,” said Twitter user @mrmjprice
— MJP (@mrmjprice) August 12, 2019
“Let’s talk about that hot pilot,” added @thejennamiller.
Let’s talk about that hot pilot. pic.twitter.com/TbG3OZzFOd
— Margarita Miller 🦇🔮 (@thejennamiller) August 12, 2019
And our personal favourite, “That co-pilot looks like he came from a stock imges website,” as commented by @Manbun_king.
Delta also commented on Peone’s video, adding it looked like an awesome experience.
“Thank you for the shoutout, and we truly appreciate you for choosing Delta! Take care. AJM,” the airline Tweeted.
Hot pilot aside, the Washington Post has since pointed out that Peone’s video was not completely as it seemed.
Delta told the Post the empty plane took off without Peone.
“Delta Connection Flight 3652 last week pushed back but shortly returned to the gate due to a maintenance issue,” the airline said in a statement.
“The aircraft departed a short time later without any customers on board.”
Peone confirmed Delta’s statement, admitting in another Twitter post that his “private jet” had mechanical problems.
“My video is 100 per cent true… and then I stopped filming,” he said.
“After the private jet broke down again with mechanical problems, I took a normal one the following morning. The footage I have tells a short, funny and positive story – because those are the kind of stories I like to tell. I make comedy! Consider it the director’s cut.
“I had some laughs with the crew while living the dream. The story took off fast, but the plane didn’t.”