Dad Flies Around The Country On Flight Attendant Daughter's Route To Spend Christmas With Her At 30,000 Feet

The touching story of a father who booked flights on Christmas Eve so that his daughter, who was working as a flight attendant, would not have to spend Christmas alone has gone viral on social media.

December 28, 2018

Main photo: Hal Vaughn (left) Mike Levy (center) and Pierce Vaughan (right) [Facebook - Mike Levy via CNN]

Main photo: Hal Vaughn (left) Mike Levy (center) and Pierce Vaughan (right) [Facebook - Mike Levy via CNN]

By: Catherine Townsend

The touching story of a father who booked flights on Christmas Eve so that his daughter, who was working as a flight attendant, would not have to spend Christmas alone has gone viral on social media.

Mike Levy, 31, was sitting next to the father, Hal Vaughan in the first class cabin on Delta Airlines flight DL2494 from Fort Myers to Detroit on Christmas.
"I asked if he was going home or on vacation and he said his daughter was a flight attendant and so he was just flying around with her," Levy told ABC News.
Levy said that Vaughan told him that his daughter Pierce Vaughn had to work, so he decided to fly standby in order to spend time with her. Vaughn was able to take several flights on his daughter's route and spend quality time with her at 30,000 feet.

“I thought that it was extremely special of him to do for his daughter, so that she didn’t have to spend Christmas Eve alone,” Levy said.
Levy asked if he could take a picture of the two of them and share it on Facebook. The post has attracted over 100,000 reactions and almost 40,000 shares.

Pierce Vaughn shared Levy’s post publicly on Facebook, writing, "Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle)."


"Shoutout to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is!"

Read more: ABC News, CNN

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