The Boeing 737-800, which can usually hold up to 188 passengers, was empty. A photo Strimaitis took of the rare experience showed him alone aboard the plane, save for an apparent flight attendant behind him.
Heading to Italy to ski, he enjoyed the company of two pilots and five crew members.
The Novaturas travel agency told The Associated Press that it had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy, and to avoid flying empty, one-way tickets were sold — but only one person bought one.
And as for Strimaitis, he seemed to enjoy the hours-long flight, saying it was "a once in the lifetime experience."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.