It was a typical airline flight like any other — until one elderly Christian woman was insulted for her faith. Now, the flight attendant who stepped in is facing controversy for the way she handled the situation.
Two major airline companies have recently come under fire after the world witnessed their lack of care and blatant abuse of their customers.But I must admit, when I read this story I couldn’t help but smile. The young flight attendant in this situation stands shoulders above the rest and it’s no wonder this Facebook post has been shared over 83,000 times!A frequent traveler by the name of Sherrell Jones took toFacebook to tell a story about an airline flight– and it didn’t take long for the post to go viral.The altercation reportedly began when a middle-aged man arrived at his seat on a crowded flight, but refused to sit down.According to Jones’story: “A 50-something-year-old Muslim man didn’t want his seat… His seat was next to an elderly white woman reading her Bible. Disgusted, the Muslim man immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat.”The outraged man proceeded to tell the young flight attendant that he refused to sit next to an “infidel.” So the flight attendant did what any good customer service representative would do and explained that she would try to find another seat.After searching for a seat, the flight attendant returned and reportedlystated: “There are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.”Almost 10 minutes later, the flight attendant returned and explained that she had found one available seat.According to Jones’ story, the flight attendantcontinued: “It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an unpleasant person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.”Before the outraged man could reply, the attendant gestured to the elderly Christian woman with the Bible and continued: “Madam, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to such anunpleasant person.”It didn’t take long for passengers in the surrounding seats to applaud, while some even gave a standing ovation.I couldn’t agree more with the brave flight attendant’s decision to defend this elderly woman and her faith. This story was a breath of fresh air!“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12Thank God for this brave flight attendant– our world needs more like her! I will never be ashamed to read my Bible or take a stand for Christ! Please share if you agree.