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Passenger Has Legroom To Spare

Mon., March 31, 1997

Given a choice of two flights from New York, Stuart Pike figured the later one might be less crowded - and how.

Pike was the only passenger Sunday aboard a British Airways Boeing 747 flight from New York.

“The captain even let me sit on the flight deck when we landed. It was terrific,” Pike said at Heathrow airport.

Pike - who sat in the first class section of the 420-seat plane - said two British Airways flights were leaving New York and his was supposed to be first. When it was delayed while a fault was fixed, the passengers were transferred to the other flight.

“I wasn’t in any hurry and didn’t mind hanging around so I thought I’d wait,” said Pike. “I thought there would be more space on this flight.”

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