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A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant named Leah Amy didn’t hesitate to play favourites when sharing the sweet story of her new favourite passengers. A kindhearted man and the older woman he selflessly swapped seats with, so she could enjoy his first-class indulgence.
Violet Allison was just getting settled into her economy seat on an overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London when another passenger walked up to her row and asked her a question she never, ever thought she’d hear. “Excuse me, would you like to fly first class?” said Jack Littlejohn, to which Allison replied in disbelief, “You’re joking.”
The stewardess who shared this heartwarming story has already met famous athletes, supermodels and actors through her work. Still, she said these two travellers were her new favourite passengers ever! It was reportedly the 88-year-old’s dream to sit at the front of the plane, Leah added, and the thoughtful traveller was inspired to make it come true out of the kindness of his own heart. You should have seen her face when I tucked her in her bed after supper – Leah remembers.
Littlejohn had been in New York with his mother and sister for a charity event dedicated to ending global homelessness. When Littlejohn and his family were leaving home to Scotland, his mom surprised the siblings with first-class seats. He said that even though the surprise was pleasant, it didn’t sit well with him because of the inequality between business and economy class. On the plane, economy passengers had to walk through the higher class to get to their seats in the lower portion of the aircraft. A comparison Littlejohn called unhealthy. After telling his mom of his intentions to give away his seat, Littlejohn went in search of a worthy passenger. When he saw the 88-year-old Allison, he instantly knew.
So Jack traded his upper-class cabin (Virgin’s equivalent of the traditional first-class section) for Violet’s economy seat situated next to the lavatory. Jack reportedly kept the good deed quiet and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No-fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him to.
The octogenarian has been a nurse in both the UK and over in America. She regularly travels to New York to see her daughter but hasn’t been able to for a while because of a knee replacement. Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true. She said her daughter wouldn’t believe her, and wanted a selfie to prove it, as Leah details. Though she didn’t provide the stewardess with a phone number or email to share the photos taken of her on the particular flight, Leah said she planned to forward the memorable pictures in the mail and share them on social media in the meantime.
Allison says she was well taken care of for the night and credits the crew during the flight by welcoming and waving at her throughout. Before the plane landed, Littlejohn went up to check on Allison. That’s when Amy asked if she could take a snapshot with them. When the flight landed, Amy gathered the group together to take a picture of them all. After some chatting, they all said goodbye and went along their way.
The Washington Post
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