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College student only passenger on international flight

Story at a glance

  • A college student found himself alone on a flight from England to Central Florida when returning to U.S. from winter break.
  • Kai Forsyth, a 19-year-old freshman, told News 6 he “didn’t really know what was going on,” when he discovered he was the lone passenger.
  • “I’m guessing COVID-19 and precautions to fly and people are scared — especially back in the U.K.” he said.

A college student reportedly found himself alone on a flight from England to Central Florida when returning to U.S. from winter break.  

Kai Forsyth, a 19-year-old freshman, told News 6 he “didn’t really know what was going on,” when he discovered he was the lone passenger on the nine-hour flight. Forsyth said he was offered free food and drinks, but he was unable to sit in first class.  

“I’m guessing COVID-19 and precautions to fly and people are scared  especially back in the U.K.” he said, when asked why the flight was empty, telling the network it was the only question flight attendants failed to answer.  


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Yet Forsyth said the in-flight service was exceptional and that he spent some of his time alone visiting the kitchen staff.  

“I actually went in the kitchen for a bit, and I was asking them like what are all these things in the storage units,” he told the outlet. “I had all the seats in the world to pick from to have my own nap which I did.” 

“I’d just like to say a massive thanks to British Airways for providing me with this flight,” he said. “That one flight attendant you know who you are, you sought me out. So, I had the best meals, all the desserts I needed.” 


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