A Virgin Australia flight attendant has made a tear-jerker of an announcement while landing in Dunedin.
The airline posted footage of the flight attendant, who is named Cassie, giving a farewell speech after making the landing announcement.
“Today has been a hard day for us all. We truly believe it is our people that make a difference. Cassy, one of our New Zealand based Cabin Supervisors, put into words what many of us haven’t been able to today. Kia kaha to all our Kiwi #VirginFamily,” the airline tweeted on Wednesday.
Today has been a hard day for us all. We truly believe it is our people that make a difference. Cassy, one of our New Zealand based Cabin Supervisors, put into words what many of us haven't been able to today. Kia kaha to all our Kiwi #VirginFamily ❤️💜 pic.twitter.com/difc6IWj9G
— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) March 25, 2020
“Bit of a lengthy speech here, please bear with us,” Cassie said in the video, beginning to tear up.
“There’s every chance possible that this could be our last operating flight, it most certainly is the last one for the foreseeable future.
“As crew, we’ve called the skies our home for so long its a little surreal knowing that we’ll be coming back down to earth this one last time.
“To my guests, thank you so much for your smiles and interactions it’s you who help to make our day so enjoyable and in a world full of choice, we’re incredibly grateful that you chose Virgin Australia to be part of your travel plans.
“We’re especially grateful for your loyalty and your custom. On behalf of the entire Virgin Australia team, we wish you all the best during these testing times please take care of yourselves and your neighbours and stay safe.
“Now to my crew, words don’t come close to describing the family bond that we all share. The friendships, hardships, laughter and tears. You’ve all contributed to enriching my time here and I count myself lucky to have had the pleasure of working alongside you all.
“It’s remarkable how we’ve all banded together during this chaos and I’m so proud of how you continue to hold your heads high. Remember that tough times don’t last, tough people do. We’re all in this together.
“So on behalf of captain Alister Marshall, first officer Craig Jetson, your cabin crew Ella, Jenny, Hannah, myself and the entire New Zealand network, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts we truly hope to see you in the sky again soon.”
The tweet attracted scores of positive comments and apparently made a few Twitter users cry.
“Wow, this made me cry,” replied @skye_bettridge.
“Thankyou @VirginAustralia. Let’s all hope we get to fly with these wonderful people again soon,” said @1MurrayAnderson.
“Beautiful. That made me cry. I hope that when this is all over, we see you in the air again x,” @SueMc_ said.
We’re not crying, you are!