December 27, 2018 – An Ohio man says he experienced a special kind of Christmas cheer aboard a Christmas Eve flight: A father flying just so he could spend time with his daughter, who was working as a flight attendant.
In a Facebook post that has since been shared tens of thousands of times, Mike Levy said he sat next a to man, Hal, who had booked multiple flights so he could spend Christmas with his daughter, a flight attendant working over the holiday.
Later, Facebook user Pierce Vaughan shared the post, saying that the trip with her father had been a success.
“A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew,” she wrote.
Levy told USA TODAY on Wednesday that Hal said he had booked six flights in total. Hal and Levy crossed paths on Christmas Eve on a flight from Fort Myers to Detroit.
While Hal said navigating all the flights had been a challenging experience, he seemed to be having a great time with his daughter, according to Levy.
“What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!” Levy wrote on Facebook.