Report: Georgia man lives the dream, gets plane to himself on flight from New Orleans to Atlanta _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--A Delta flight begins to take off at Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) as flights resumed in Kenner, La. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

A Georgia man lived everyone’s dream on a flight from New Orleans to Atlanta, according to a report.

Steven Schneider, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, told WSB-TV in Atlanta that he was the only passenger on his Delta flight Tuesday.

When he arrived at his gate at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, he didn’t see any other passengers, WSB reported.

“I was so nervous,” Schneider said. “I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I missed my flight.”

A Delta employee told him that because the original flight had been delayed several times, other passengers decided to take an earlier flight or leave the next day. He was given the choice to fly by himself or make a new reservation.

The plane, an MD-90, seats about 160 passengers, WSB reported.

Delta released the following statement to WSB-TV:

"We're glad this customer enjoyed a somewhat rare solo experience. Other customers were accommodated on an earlier departure. The reason we operated the flight was so this customer could have that airplane positioned back in Atlanta so it could be in place for a departure the next day."

Read the full WSB-TV report here.