Plane Turns Around to Help Mom Get to Seriously Injured Son
Just when you think that no one does the right thing and you are losing all hope for humanity, you hear something that restores your faith. This story that I read on Newsner.com is just like that.
Southwest Airlines will most likely forever be in the heart of passenger Peggy Uhle. Peggy was traveling from Chicago to Ohio and had just boarded her flight and turned off her cell phone. Instead of taking off, the plane suddenly turned around on the tarmac and headed back towards the gate where a flight attendant led her to a gate agent who told her to call her husband. Peggy's 24-year-old son had suffered a serious head injury. The airline had reserved a seat for her on the next flight home to Denver, all for free.
"They offered a private waiting area, rerouted my luggage, allowed me to board first, and packed a lunch for when I got off the plane in Denver. My luggage was delivered to where I was taying, and I even received a call from Southwest asking how my son was doing."
- Peggy Uhle told BoardingArea.com
Thankfully, her son has made a full recovery.
Sometimes, the most exhausting and stressful part of traveling can be dealing with an airline. How wonderful is it that Southwest Airlines did everything they could to help a passenger?
Way to go, Southwest Airlines! That's putting the friendly back in the skies.