It wasn't all bad
While waiting to board a Virgin Atlantic flight to New York City, two passengers named Jack and Violet struck up a conversation, and Jack learned that Violet — an 88-year-old retired nurse — had always wanted to fly in the first-class cabin.
Once they got on the plane, they went their separate ways, but soon, Jack found Violet in the economy section and asked if she would switch seats with him. He was sitting in first class, and wanted Violet to take his spot.
Flight attendant Leah Amy wrote on Facebook that she watched as Violet settled into her plush seat and Jack sat down in his new space, right by the bathrooms. "He never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight," she said. "No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart."
Violet visits New York as often as she can to see her daughter, and this was her first trip since having a knee replacement. She enjoyed a nice dinner and turning her seat into a bed, and asked that her picture be taken because her daughter wouldn't believe what happened. "Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true," Leah Amy said.