Virgin Atlantic cabin crew reveal the heartwarming story behind two of her ‘favourite passengers EVER’

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A VIRGIN Atlantic flight attendant has revealed her favourite two passengers – after a young man gave up his business class seat for an 88-year-old stranger.

Travellers Jack and Violet touched the heart of Mancunian flight crew member Leah Amy.

A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant has revealed her two favourite passengers
A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant has revealed her two favourite passengers

Leah, who now lives in Sydney, wrote about the touching moment on her Facebook page.

She said: “Of the hundreds of flights I’ve operated, I’ve had the pleasure of looking after footballers, supermodels and some Hollywood movie stars but let me tell you about my two favourite passengers EVER! Jack and Violet (I wish she was called Vera or Rose).”

“Jack and his family purchased seats in our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got onboard, Jack went and found Violet in economy and swapped seats with her.”

She added that they didn’t know each other, and Jack simply did it because she was an elderly traveller.

Leah continued: “He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight.

“No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him too.”

Jack moved for 88-year-old stranger Violet, so she could sit in business class
Jack moved for 88-year-old stranger Violet, so she could sit in business class

She explained that 88-year-old Violet was a nurse in the UK and the US, and often travels to New York to visit her daughter.

A recent knee replacement meant she hadn’t been able to see her in a while.

However, it had “always been her dream” to sit at the front of the plane, which Jack managed to make come true for her.

Leah said: “You should have seen her face, when I tucked her in her bed after supper.

“She said her daughter won’t believe her, and wanted a ‘selfie’ to prove it, but didn’t have a phone or an email address.

“These phots are getting sent in the post tomorrow!”

Violet managed to live her dream of flying in the front of the plane
Violet managed to live her dream of flying in the front of the plane

Images show Violet smiling with the crew, as well as with Jack’s arm around her.

The post has since been shared more than 1,000 times, with Facebook users also loving the story.

Avril Brittain wrote: “Jack I take a bow to you that is so good may you be blessed.”

Sophie Claire Jolly added: “What a kind man that’s such a lovely thing to do! Jack has got a lot of ladies wondering who he is (me included!)”

One person said they were like a famous Jack and Rose: “Can we also take a minute to realise that these are also the Titanic names…… literally one of my favourite films.”


A flight attendant recently came to the rescue of a passenger with a 19-month-old baby who helped calm the tot down during a meltdown onboard.

Virgin Atlantic recently came in 7th place on a list of the best airlines in the world.

Another heartwarming tale this Christmas revealed a boss giving his 200 workers an £8m Christmas bonus between them.

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