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
, 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.