An 88-year-old woman got the upgrading of her dreams earlier this month, when a stranger exchanged his first-class ticket with her economy ticket on a Virgin Atlantic aero plane from New York to the U.K. The lady, named Violet, was going back her after visiting her daughter in the Big Apple when a passenger named Jack decided to make the change.
Their encouraging story was published in a Dec. 10 on social media post by Leah Amy The New Zealand Herald reports is a Manchester-based flight assistant for the company
“Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true,” transcribed Leah, of Violet. “You would have seen her expression, when I placed her in the bed after dinner.” “She said her daughter won’t believe her, and wanted a ‘selfie’ to show it, but she didn’t have a phone with her. Leah added Jack and his family bought seats in our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got onboard, Jack went and found violet in economy and swapped seats with her,” Leah reminded of the generoussignal.
“He then seat on the row of chairs directly next to the economy toilets and never made a look or asked for anything the rest of the flight,” she persist of Jack’s manner following the switch. “No worry, no courtesy literally did it out of the humanity of his heart, no one asked him Leah went on to explain that Violet “has been a nurse in both the UK and over in America” and that she “travels to New York to see her daughter, but she hasn’t been able to walk for a while because of her knee replacement.”
The flight attendant called Jack and Violet her “two belovedtravelers.”As the post went up a little over a week ago, it has plagued up more than 8,000 reactions, close to 800 comments and over 3,000 shares. Leah went on to explain that Violet “has been a nurse in both the UK and over in America” and that she “travels to New York to see her daughter, but hasn’t been able to for a while because of a knee replacement.” The flight attendant called Jack and Violet her “two favorite passengers EVER.” Since the post went up a little over a week ago, it has racked up more than 7,000 reactions, close to 700 comments and over 2,000 shares.
Sarah Spillane – When I was travelling from LA to New Zealand with my 18 month old son (a 12 hour flight) I was given a seat in the middle of three seats with toddler on my knee on a full flight. I could have cried travelling for 12 hours with a wriggly toddler and in between strangers was just so awful. About 10 minutes after the plane took off a stranger came over a tapped me on the shoulder.
His English wasn’t too good so it took me a minute to understand he was pointing to his own seat, aisle seat with the only empty seat on the plane beside it and insisting that my son and I take it. He gave up his aisle seat and empty seat beside it to a complete stranger and took my, middle of three seats, just to be kind. This was 17 years ago and to this day I think it is the single kindest thing a stranger has ever done for me.
Joyce Rasic Etter – Before my husband retired, I went along on a business trip with him. Being a frequent flyer, his seat was bumped up to first class. He was going to trade seats with me as I had never had that privilege. He told the 30 something man sitting next to him his plan and the man said it wasn’t a problem for him to trade his seat instead so we could sit together. I was more than grateful because he had to sit between two extra large passengers for 3 hours.
Stephanie Firefly – I’m surprised the airlines staff weren’t told to prevent any seat exchange among passengers, just for the sake of policy. It’s refreshing to see kindness so beautifully demonstrated.