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Virgin Australia Flight Attendant’s Heartfelt Farewell: “We’ve Come Back Down to Earth One Last Time.”

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A Virgin Australia flight attendant gave a poignant speech to her passengers and coworkers after their flight touched down.

After informing passengers of the usual messages while the plane taxied (no smoking, stay seated until the seat belt sign is off, etc.), the flight attendant — a New Zealand-based crew member VA identified as “Cassy” — offered these words: (If the video below doesn’t play for you, visit this link.)

Wow. I don’t know about you but there’s something in my eyes…

The airline — which just furloughed 80% of its workforce and slashed 90% of its domestic operations — is also in a deepening rift with Qantas. So there’s a lot going on emotionally with Virgin Australia.

Final Approach

So many of us love flying — and miss it right now. On top of that, there’s a frustrating and frightening sense of uncertainty: health, money, and jobs aren’t guaranteed for a lot of people (myself included).

Cassy’s speech really wasn’t just about air travel. It also displayed the fear and sadness many of us feel. To paraphrase her closing words, hopefully, we’ll all be back flying — literally or metaphorically — very soon.

— Chris

H/T: Yahoo! News

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4 Comments

  1. That brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for sharing. I fly 150,000 miles a year and the airplane is like a second home. Absolutely saddened at the state of flying in 2020. No easy answers but I just hope the virus dies down and things limp back to normal in a few months.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I flew Virgin Australia in late February from Australia to LAX and as always the service was amazing! Listening to the video also brought tears to my eyes and really hope we’ll all get through these tough times.

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