There are many stories on the internet about flight attendants who go above and beyond the call of duty for passengers in need. Quick thinking, sharp ears, an eagle eye, and a positive attitude - these qualities are as important as knowing how to serve refreshments, making the passenger comfortable, exercising maximum tolerance at all times, or being trained for emergencies. There are stories on the internet about flight attendants' courage and quick thinking that saved passengers from human traffickers. There are also accounts of these attendants going the extra mile to ensure a safe and pleasant flight for all passengers.
19-month-old Brittain and her mom Savannah were flying from Austin, Texas to Las Vegas when Brittain began to feel restless and fussy. Sensing Savannah's exhaustion, flight attendant Jessica immediately takes action. She carries the toddler in her arms and walks her down the aisle, while trying to soothe her. She later has little Brittain blowing kisses at the passengers. The baby seemed to take to her new role and continued blowing kisses as the stewardess took her around. Brittain's mom, who was both relieved and grateful for Jessica's help filmed the whole thing.
"It was such a relief just to give her a change of scenery. It was super helpful."
Flight attendant Jessica understood that Savannah needed a break. She also knew that it isn't easy making a toddler sit still that long on a flight. By going the extra mile, Jessica was able to relieve an overwhelmed Savannah and soothe her fussy toddler. The last thing any flight attendant would want to happen would be to spill drinks all over her boss' lap. That's exactly what happened to Maddie Peters that day.
She was on a flight to Dallas and American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker was on board in first class. Of course the entire crew were on their best behavior, trying to be as efficient and orderly as possible. Maddie was serving drinks to the passengers on first class. She had a tray full of drinks with her when the passenger in front of her stopped and took a step backward. "The person in front of me stops, takes a few steps back, hits my tray, and the drinks just go flying," Peters recounts, "So half of them ended up on me and the other half ended up on our CEO." Maddie was stunned. Fortunately for her, Mr. Doug Parker was very understanding and told her accidents happen.
Fortunately, we have flight attendants teach us the importance of staying calm and being as understanding as possible. Look below how this sweet baby is herself a stewardess in the making brightening the passengers day all thanks to a caring flight attendant that gave her the chance.