Laura Stevens, 34, said she and friends Sarah Hunt, 35, and Laurie-Lin Waller, 33, were upgraded to business class, drank Champagne and took selfies in the cockpit on the 2.5-hour flight… which normally carries up to 150 passengers.
The women were due to fly back to the UK on the 5.20pm flight from Gibraltar to London Heathrow on December 18 after enjoying a three-day break.
But it was delayed by three hours, so having checked-in online they turned up late to the airport to “stretch out” the holiday.
On arrival, they found passengers who arrived at the scheduled time had been squeezed onto an earlier flight.
Ms Stevens said they “felt like A-listers” as cabin crew ushered them into business class seats – having paid just £80 each for an economy return ticket.
Ms Stevens and Ms Walker, who are television producers, and Ms Hunt, a lawyer, were also treated to a three-course meal and …