This is one of my favorite King stories because it's really imaginative. What if you fell asleep on a plane and woke up to find it empty? Panic. That's what.
King as always does a great job managing supernatural and natural threats. It's always bad enough that King drops his characters into a seemingly hopeless situation, but there's always one guy with a screw just a hair loose that comes uncorked by the experience and creates a whole new set of problems for the beleaguered survivors.
This story isn't deep or profound, in fact there's little to be said other than that it's a wonderful bit of escapist fantasy.