AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
First of all, I don't know if this post belongs in this forum.
Yesterday,I was sitting near the check-in counter for my AA flight to DFW from PNS, when a enlisted member of the US military approached the ticket agent and asked the agent if there was any seats available on the flight. I overheard him tell her that he had a urgent family situation in Texas. The agent told him no, that all the flight today were booked, that the best she could do for him was keep him on stand by for the rest of the day. Just one of those crazy moments in one's life, I walked up to the ticket agent, and told her that he could have my seat, I was in no hurry. The agent had a look of shock on her face, and well the face of the E-1 was well, just say it was priceless. The agent asked where I was going, told her, she left the counter and came back a couple of minutes later. She gave my seat to the military member. The AA's agent boss came to the gate gave me a credit that exceed the cost of my ticket, and then took me to Delta where they gave me a first class ticket home. Needless to say I was shocked, as all I expected was just a seat home on the next available fight.
Although, I seemed to benefit from this act of kindness, the look on that guy's face was worth it, even if I had to take the Greyhound home. Thanks to the AA personnel who went the extra mile to get the E-1 home, and then took care of me.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13622 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
I wonder if you were a Boy Scout when you were young? I was and I still believe in doing a good deed every day for friends, family members and my community. You certantly did a 'good deed' in this situation and you still were able to get to your destination in a decent time and with a better seat. I am quite sure the solider you helped was relieved to be able to get to his destination as soon as possible. Sometimes it feels good to help others, even if it inconveniences us.