Vincent Peone's lucky flight history went viral earlier this week after posting a video showing how he got his "own private jet" for an apparent trip from Aspen to Salt Lake City after Delta scheduled its original flight.
people should have been more skeptical of Peone, who is a comedy film director and an early employee of the comedy site CollegeHumor.
Many news sites ran with the tweet, reporting on the man who "ended up as the only passenger on a Delta flight."
Adweek interviewed Peone for an explanation about "how a Delta pilot got his own private flight." Peone apparently told Adweek that the flight was an accident: his original flight was canceled, and when he returned to his rebooked flight that night, he was the only one asked to board.
Adweek reported that Peone's flight lasted about an hour, talking to flight attendants and drinking a free tequila and soda.
But the flight never took off.
Thursday, Peone tweeted a explanation for what really happened – that the plane had mechanical problems and never took off. He ended up taking a regular flight with other people the morning after.
Peone suggests a t the video was not a lie – just a "director clip." After all, he just said in the viral tweet that he got his own "Private jet," and didn't say that he actually flew in that jet.
However, his interview with Adweek seems unpleasant since he either wanted to expire or failed to correct them when they asked about his plane.
A Delta spokesman confirmed to Gizmodo that the plane never took off. "Delta Connection aircraft 3652 last week pushed back, but soon returned to the gate due to a maintenance problem," Delta said in a statement. "The plane left shortly afterwards without customers on board."
It was, after all, a private flight. So private that no passengers were on board.