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First-Class Treatment

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bigyellowjimmy, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. bigyellowjimmy

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    Returning Soldiers Get First-Class Treatment on Jet, Courtesy of Travelers Who Switched Seats
    07-15-2004 7:01 AM


    DALLAS -- Eight soldiers flying home from Iraq for two weeks of R&R flew in style instead of coach after first-class passengers offered to swap seats with them.

    "The soldiers were very, very happy, and the whole aircraft had a different feeling," flight attendant Lorrie Gammon told The Dallas Morning News in Thursday's editions.

    The June 29 seat-swap on American Airlines Flight 866 from Atlanta to Chicago started before boarding, when a businessman approached one of the soldiers and traded his seat.

    When the swapping was done, "the other two first-class passengers wanted to give up their seats, too, but they couldn't find any more soldiers," Gammon said.

    Another flight attendant, Candi Spradlin, said she was impressed with the acts of good will.

    "If nothing else, those soldiers got a great homecoming," she said.
     
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    I'll bet none of them were liberals..
     
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    Believe it or not, you can be a democrat (liberal) and still support your troops, even if you dont support the reasons for the war. None of the soldiers on the battlefield made the decision to go and fight, they were told to go and fight. Every american should respect the duties they are carrying out, regardless of political affiliation. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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