When an Ohio father learned that his daughter wouldn't make it home for Christmas because of her work schedule, he decided to join her on the job.
Pierce Vaughn, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, was scheduled to fly six flights on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so her dad, Hal Vaughn, found a way to spend the holidays with her, WMAQ-TV reported.
Hal used his family flight benefits to book a seat on every one of her flights. Then he spent two days flying across the country with Pierce.
Passenger Mike Levy, who sat next to Hal on a flight to Detroit, posted about Hal's determination to spend Christmas with his daughter.
"I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas," Levy wrote on Facebook. "Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!"
Hal Vaughn (left), Mike Levy, and Pierce Vaughn on a flight to Michigan.(Image source: Facebook screenshot)
Hal even got bumped to first class on one of the flights.
"Look ma we made it," Pierce Vaughn wrote Tuesday in a Facebook post. "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!" she added.
Image source: Facebook screenshot
Delta told WMAQ-TV in a statement that the company appreciates its employees who work during holidays: "We appreciate all of our employees for working during the holidays to serve Delta customers, and love seeing this awesome Dad having the chance to spend Christmas with his daughter – even while crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet."