Connect with us

Entertainment

Southwest Airlines Pilot Pulls Generous Surprise to His Millionth Passenger

Published

on

Southwest Airlines should be thanking the High Heavens for having a pilot like Captain John Richie who made the airline go viral, not because of disastrous dealings with passengers but for pulling an awesome surprise for one of his passengers – champagne and cash (from his own pocket!) equivalent to the amount of her plane ticket.

Southwest Airlines

Jennifer Todd/Facebook

In a video posted by Southwest flight attendant, Jennifer Todd, the Captain Richie is seen light-heartedly talking to his passengers via the plane’s intercom. He told them that he’s been working for Southwest Airlines for the past 22 years after he retired from the United States Airforce.

The pilot added that during the entire time he’s worked with the airline, he has kept track of all the passengers he has flown and aboard that same flight was his “one millionth passenger”.

“About twenty-two years ago I retired from the United States Air Force. I had the privilege of flying F-16s, both as a combat pilot and as a test pilot. And for the past 22 years, I have been flying the Southwest and today is a special day” quipped Captain Richie.

Southwest Airlines

worldairlinenews.com

“Ever since I started with Southwest, I’ve kept track of the passengers I’ve flown and today I’m flying my one millionth passenger,” he added.

Everyone cheered and applauded the announcement but the pilot is just getting started: “In honor of that, I have a bottle of champagne. I have an autographed copy of your boarding card, from me. And in addition to that, I did a little bit of snooping and I found out how much you paid for your ticket. So, in an envelope, I have in cash the amount of money you paid for your ticket.”

After the announcement, Captain Richie personally handed the champagne, boarding pass, and cash to the lucky passenger named Marian. The lady smiled broadly and thanked the pilot’s sweet gesture.

Southwest Airlines

Jennifer Todd

The flight attendant who documented the event, pretty much summed up what every Southwest employee is feeling that day in her FB post – “Captain John Charles Ritchie, you, sir, are the epitome of everything Southwest stands for.”

Continue Reading
Comments

Entertainment

5 of Angelina Jolie’s Most Shocking Realtionships

Most of us know about Angelina Jolie's high-profile relationship with heartthrob ex-husband Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, after years of serving as Hollywood's golden couple, Brangelina's reign has come to an end. With so much attention being paid to Angie's most recent beau, why not reflect on some of her past relationships? Some of which are likely to surprise you! Jonny Lee...

Published

on

Continue Reading

Entertainment

The History Behind Taylor Swift And Katy Perry’s Rivalry (And Where Things Go From Here)

If you've seen any tabloid in recent years, you know about Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's rivalry. After their friendship turned sour in 2013, it led to years of shady songs and bitter interviews -- that is, until recently, when Perry ended the feud for good. Read on to learn everything that has gone down between the two pop stars....

Published

on

Continue Reading

Entertainment

This Theory About ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Is Too Crazy Not To Be True

HBO's Westworld recently began airing its long-anticipated second season. Season 1 was a mind-jarring meditation on androids-as-entertainment that ended with a big twist. Season 2 has spawned a few fan theories about the direction of the show, including one about a central character's possible true identity. The Show Has Multiple Timelines [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"] John P. Johnson / HBO[/caption] One...

Published

on

Continue Reading