We've heard of many 'lucky' passengers--like this Lithuanian man who got an entire Boeing 737 to himself and a Scottish woman who had a whole commercial flight to herself--who have enjoyed the 'private jet' experience.
But imagine the same situation, only you're all by yourself in a dark and empty plane that also happens to be locked. Not a very lucky feeling now, is it?
We've all seen the upside of getting to fly alone: from treated like a celebrity and to enjoying all that extra leg space that's available, the list can be endless. But things can go awry in one of these chance solo travels too and this woman's account will scare the bejesus out of you.
A woman named Tiffani Adams was on an Air Canada flight to Toronto was unfortunate enough to live her worst nightmare.
Tiffani fell asleep on the flight to Toronto and woke up several hours later on a dark, empty and locked up aircraft at Toronto International Airport.
She shared her harrowing experience on Facebook which has now gone viral on social media.
“I wake up around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness (I’m talking pitch black) as someone with an anxiety disorder as is I can tell you how terrifying this was...I think I’m having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?!” Tiffani wrote on Facebook.
Tiffani said she started panicking after realising she could not charge her phone as the aircraft had turned off the main power. Imagine being caught in a big aircraft with no way out; it's a death wish for a person suffering from anxiety.
What's worse is the general emotion of feeling helpless after having fallen asleep in a so-called 'safe space' which in a blink is no less than hell upon waking.
"I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking [because] I want off this nightmare asap,” she said.
Luckily, Adam found a a torch in the plane’s cockpit and eventually made her way to the aircraft’s main door.
She eventually opened the door, only to find herself around 50 ft above ground and knew that taking the plunge from the aircraft would mean death.