Pilot gives stranded GR traveler ride home from Chicago

Pilot gives stranded GR traveler ride home from Chicago

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3 LAST NIGHT’S SNOW STORM CANCELLED HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS IN THE MIDWEST… STRANDING TRAVELERS.SUE:..BUT IN THE MIDST OF THE FRUSTRATION – A STORY OF AN AIRLINE PILOT GOING OUT OF HIS WAY TO HELP A WEST MICHIGAN PASSENGER MAKE IT HOME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.24 HOUR NEWS EIGHT’S LEON HENDRIX HAS THE STORY ALL NEW AT 6. 3 IT WAS HAVOC AT O’HARE… CHICAGO’S MAJOR AIRPORT CRIPPLED WITH MORE THAN 150 FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS…. PASSENGERS WERE STUCK… BUT ONE MAN WHO WAS HEADED FOR GRAND RAPIDS — WOULD MAKE IT TO HIS DESTINATION THAT NIGHT BECAUSE OF A BIT OF HAPPENSTANCE AND A BUNCH OF KINDNESS….LEON HENDRIX / REPORTING AT GRR FORD AIRPORT DELAYS CONTINUE. NO SHORTAGE OF FRUSTRATED CUSTOMERS VENTING ONLINE…. IT IS PERHAPS WHY THIS GEM STOOD OUT…. A CUSTOMER ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE…AS HE HEADED FOR A HOTEL LAST NIGHT — THAT PASSENGER — HAMILTON’S BLUE STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NICK DAMICO WAS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL STAR ELEMENTARY HAMILTON’S BLUE PASSENGER — NIGHT — THAT A HOTEL LAST AS HE HEADED FOR A HOTEL LAST NIGHT — THAT PASSENGER — HAMILTON’S BLUE STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NICK DAMICO WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD — STOPPED BY AN AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOT…. (( 2:06 HE SAID ‘WELL, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET THERE TONIGHT’ AND I SAID ‘I’D LOVE TO GET THERE TONIGHT’. 10 )) THE PILOT WHO LIVES IN THE GRAND RAPIDS AREA OFFERED TO DRIVE HIM FROM CHICAGO. INSTEAD OF TAKING HIM TO THE FORD BY AIR…. THE PILOT DELIVERED DAMICO DIRECTLY TO HIS DOORSTEP BY GROUND…2:45 JUST A NICE GUY AND WE HAD A GREAT THREE HOURS OF CONVERSATION ON THE WAY HERE. IT WAS LIKE WE WERE OLD FRIENDS.(( 2:25 VERY THANKFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET HOME AND SEE MY FAMILY ONE DAY SOONER. 28 ))DAMICO TWEETED HIS STORY FOR EVERYONE TO SEE… 4:43 I WANTED AMERICAN AIRLINES TO KNOW THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE THEY’VE HIRED. AMERICAN AIRLINES RESPONDED “….THANKS SO MUCH FOR RECOGNIZING OUR AMAZING #AATEAM….”…. HIS STUDENTS AMONG THOSE ENAMORED BY THE TALE…(( 14:13 GUESS WHO GAVE ME A RIDE HOME. STUDENT: WHO? DAMICO: THE PILOT 17))WICKED WEATHER NO MATCH FOR WHAT WE OFTEN CALL WEST MICHIGAN NICE….(( 3:18 THIS IS ABOVE AND BEYOND. THIS IS NOT IN HIS JOB DESCRIPTION. THIS IS JUST HIM BEING A NICE GUY. )) 3 LEON:..SO THE WAY THIS 3 ALL CAME TOGETHER — MR. DAMICO WAS WEARING A GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY SWEATSHIRT….THE PILOT SPOTTED IT AND RIGHTLY GUESSED THAT HE TOO MIGHT BE HEADED FOR WEST MICHGAN. 3 3 3

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