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Random Act Of Kindness Works Out  
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1568 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.

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Very commendable Eric  thumbsup 

You're a good man.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3311 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Two acts of kindness in a matter of minutes. One from you, one from the airline.

Always good at and around Christmas!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):

Salute to you, Sir.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Kudos to you AirCop, in todays society, people like yourself are a rarity.  bigthumbsup 


Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

You see Karma has a way of coming around.....You got a first class ticket home you did a solid to one of our fighting military men..Kudos to you!!

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

The more you help people, the more people will help you. It's really that simple, and you just proved it. Hats off to everyone involved, especially to you for making it happen.


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I am humbled. Who knows how many reading this would be inspired to do something of their own, the credit of which will be yours.

User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1965 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1413 times:

All that i can say is well done! You do not often hear about stories of people that do an act of kindness anymore. Good job!


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1410 times:

Great stuff Eric.........
Congrats.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1409 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):

Good job! Everyone should do that for servicemen.


User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

I don't know if you want to call it karma, or what, but I see things like that happen all of the time. Somehow positive people get rewarded. I love it! Nice story.


"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12879 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1328 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.

User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 2):
Two acts of kindness in a matter of minutes. One from you, one from the airline.

Always good at and around Christmas!

It's called paying it forward. Isn't it just great? Kudos, AirCop.


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