Of all the ways people can travel places, planes are probably the most anxiety-inducing. Yes, I know, they are statistically the safest mode of transport, but it doesn’t help when turbulence hits and you’re miles above the ground.
That’s why airlines are always coming out with a more comfortable way to travel by offering things like first, business, or even luxury class comfort. It comes at a price, though, with some airlines charging upwards of 2,000–3,000 dollars for an upper class ticket.
Well, money and comfort was never an issue for this young man on a Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London…
Jack, a New York-London flight passenger, offered to swap his 1st class seat with 88YO Violet from economy
Image credits: Leah Amy
Leah Amy, a flight attendant on the Virgin Atlantic flight from New York, USA to London, UK, shared a heartwarming post about her “two favorite passengers ever”. Of all the people she met over the hundreds of flights that she’s been on—including footballers, supermodels, and movie stars—she picked out two who melted her heart: a young man named Jack and an elderly woman named Violet.
Apparently, Jack was traveling home from New York with his family. He bought upper class cabin seats for the flight. However, when he got on board, instead of taking his first class seat, he went down to the end of the plane to fetch Violet in economy and sit her down in his seat in the front of the plane.
It was always her dream to fly up in the front of the plane
Afterwards, he went down to economy class again—right where the toilets are—and he sat in Violet’s seat. Amy explained that for the whole flight he sat there without asking for anything or causing a commotion: “no fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart.”
88-year-old Violet, a former nurse, was traveling home after visiting her daughter in New York. This was her first trip after a while as she had knee replacement surgery prior to this.
A flight attendant shared the wholesome story on her Facebook and it soon went viral
Violet also asked for a selfie so that she could show her daughter as she wouldn’t believe it
Jack had made friends with Violet at the airport before boarding the flight. He found out that she had never flown in the front of the plane and it was her dream of experiencing that one day. So, it was a no-brainer for Jack to make this dream come true, especially considering her seniority and prior medical condition.
In her post, Amy explained how excited Violet was to fly in upper class: “You should of seen her face, when I tucked her in her bed after supper. She said her daughter won’t believe her, and wanted a ‘selfie’ to prove it.”
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