The Captain of a United flight took control of the gate attendants’ microphone before a flight to thank the medical personnel who were going to board his plane. The moment was caught on video by CBS News Transportation Correspondent Kris Van Cleave.
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a call for medical personnel to travel to the New York tri-state area to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
There were several of these brave and altruistic medical professionals on a recent flight #2453, from Dulles to Newark Liberty. As it turned out, both the Captain and First Officer of that flight were married to nurses. With that in mind, the Captain took the microphone and made the following speech:
#watch @cbsnews Powerful moment before a flight from @Dulles_Airport to @EWRairport when an @united airlines captain thanks the medical personnel on his flight for coming to the Tri-State to help treat #coronavirus patients. Says his wife is a nurse. pic.twitter.com/afXt7ZYBcP
— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) April 12, 2020
I think that was a lovely gesture, and I’m sure it was much appreciated.
#stayhealthy #stayathome #washyourhands
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