Passenger gives up first-class seat to 88-year-old woman

Posted by Leila Stein on 23 December 2019

Many of us dream of being called on to get a free upgrade to the first-class cabins on a long-haul flight. This 88-year-old woman got that chance when a kind stranger gave up his seat for her.

A Virgin Atlantic passenger swapped his first-class seat with an elderly woman sitting in economy so she could enjoy the airlines first-class experience.

A flight attendant posted the heartwarming story to Facebook.

According to Fox, the two passengers struck up a conversation while waiting for their flight when the man decided that the 88-year-old woman would enjoy his seat more than he would.

“Violet is 88 years old, 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,” said flight attendant Leah Amy in the post.

Violet asked for a picture of her in the first class cabin so she could show her daughter, but didn’t have a phone or email address so the flight attendant agreed to post her the picture.

Image: Leah Amy/ Facebook

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