Sometimes crew can forget how fortunate they are to call the sky home! A young passenger on my recent flight to Johannesburg, South Africa reminded us of this when his family handed our Purser this note at the end of the flight;
“To the Pilot and wonderful crew of EK761
Thank you so much for flying us to Johannesburg safely. My family and I are very grateful to you for helping us to have a good flight and happy start to our holiday. We realize that what you do is hard work and we wanted to thank you.
I am 7 years old, an Aviation fanatic and dream of being a pilot one day. I spend a lot of time researching different aircraft types, learning as much as I can about flying, watching videos online and reading books. Recently, I was invited to fly an Airbus 320 simulator at Ibn Battula Gate (he is a pilot too and loves aviation just as much as I do). That was like a dream come true for me. The reason I want to be a pilot is because I love airplanes and I think that flying an airplane is hard work but lots of fun.”
I remember speaking to him briefly and can remember how excited he was to be on a plane with his family. We shared a few small laughs together, but it was an exchange that I will never forget.
This experience reminded me that sometimes the things you take for granted someone else is often praying for. Be thankful for what you have!
Next Stop: Toronto, Canada
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