But just before the plane shoved off, a second passenger boarded, shattering O'Leary's one-man flight dream.
No, I'm not joking. I'm the only one on this plane. pic.twitter.com/UcZ8BZLop1
— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) January 12, 2015 Still, they managed to stay out of each other's way. "He took advantage of the fact the flight was empty and reclined his seat all the way (and slept)," O'Leary told ABC News.
Remember this day the next time you hear about arguments over armrests or flat-out brawls over reclining seats.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team, and the best experience she's had on a flight was having the entire row to herself. Follow her on Twitter @ChloePantazi.