Like Violet, many travellers daydream about flying first class seat while travelling long flights. But its exceptionally rare that you may bump into a total stranger, who would walk up to you and offer his seat in barter for your economy class ticket.
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Violet Allison, an elderly woman was just getting settled into her economy seat on an overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London, when another passenger Jack Littlejohn walked up to her row and asked her a question she never, ever thought she would hear. He said,
Excuse me, would you like to fly first class?
Violet couldn’t believe the young man and said,
Violet also hurriedly checked with another lady sitting next to her. She asked her,
Do you believe that? Do you think I should do that?
Jack and his family purchased 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. The story is winning many hearts over the internet, in times when we see several passengers making a fuss or throwing a tantrum for better seats.
Violet has been a nurse in both the UK and over in America. She 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.
Not just this, Littlejohn helped collect her bags and luggage, then she followed him to the first-class cabin on the double-decker aircraft, where he showed her to her seat for the seven-hour flight.
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A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant, Leah Amy, wrote about the moving incident in a Facebook post which has received 16k likes and nearly 4k shares as on date. She quoted:
He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets 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 too.