Flight attendants are put in difficult situations every day, as they often have to deal with some people who are not so nice or patient.
This week, a story is going viral about a flight attendant who made a politically incorrect move that passengers felt was necessary after seeing a customer insult his elderly seat mate.
A 50-something year old Muslim man got on a crowded flight and immediately did not want to sit in his assigned seat.
The man was furious to see that the person sitting next to him was an elderly white woman reading her Bible.
Enraged and disgusted, the Muslim man called the flight attendant and said, “I cannot sit here next to this infidel.”
“Let me see if I can find another seat,” she replied.
After checking her flight manifest, the flight attendant came back and said, “There are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.”
Ten minutes later, the flight attendant returned again and said, “The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.”
Before the Muslim man had time to respond, the flight attendant said to the elderly woman, “Therefore ma’am, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to an unpleasant person.”
As the Muslim man stood dumbfounded, the rest of the plane applauded the flight attendant for what she did, with some of them even giving her a standing ovation!
Do you think this flight attendant did the right thing?