OH - Father Flies Along With Delta Attendant Daughter On Six Christmas Flights (Video)
When a flight attendant from Delta Airlines had to cancel the Christmas party with her family because she was scheduled for six flights on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, her Ohio father decided to fly along as a passenger on her complete shift.
Relatives of Delta Air employees receive a discount or may even fly free with the airline, so Hal Vaughan could keep his daughter Pierce company in an affordable way for the Christmas period.
Flight attendant Pierce Vaughan couldn’t be home for Christmas so her dad decided he would go and spend time with her instead. Hal Vaughan bought a ticket on every one of her flights over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. https://t.co/vuyiXjcJFM#7Newspic.twitter.com/sMjJLcjg9j
Fellow passenger Mike Levy shared the story on Facebook. The man was sitting next to Hal on a flight from Fort Myers to Detroit, when the two got talking. He was so moved by his neighbor's story that he took pictures of his father and daughter and posted them on social media where their story quickly went viral.
Mr Levy stated: “I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas. Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her.”
Flat out awesome!
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“So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!”
Pierce Vaughan later wrote that her dad did indeed make it onto every one of her six flights over the two days - even flying one leg first class: "Look ma we made it Kimberly Hal Vaughan. Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle)," Pierce wrote
"Shoutout to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is! "