Indian air hostess took care of a sick man on Emirates London-Delhi flight. His Quora thread is pure gold
Being a flight attendant is one of the most hectic jobs in the world. Taking care of passengers onboard a flight to smiling while dealing with their annoying tantrums, an air attendant goes through a lot.
Quite often, passengers don’t take their hard work into consideration. Recently, we came across a Quora thread “What is the best thing a flight attendant has done on your plane?” and it will be the most heartwarming thing you will read today.
A Quora user, Arjun Gupta, narrated his experience of travelling on an Emirates flight from London to New Delhi via Dubai, and how an Indian flight attendant took care of him while he was unwell.
According to the thread, Arjun was feeling sick and physically weak when he was travelling from London to New Delhi via Dubai. So when he boarded the flight, an attendant came to him and enquired about his health. She took care of him through the entire 7-hour flight from London to Dubai.
From taking his temperature regularly to providing him with snacks to eat and even giving him medication on time, the Indian air attendant gave proper attention to Arjun’s health.
“I was travelling with my family from London (LHR) to New Delhi via Dubai. We were scheduled to travel on an Emirates flight. We reached the airport late as we got stuck in traffic. It was also hot and we were wrapping up a family vacation so we were all tired.
As we were standing in the security lines at LHR, I began feeling sick and physically weak. My sickness reached a point that I was finding it hard to walk to the flight as well. Anyways, I managed to board the flight and upon boarding, I requested to speak to an air hostess.
Luckily, an air hostess from India came up to me and enquired about my health. After listening to me, she went and spoke to the senior purser on board before take-off. She came back and told me to wait until take-off and gave me a glass of water.
We took off and the moment the crew got to work, she came to my seat with some cookies and asked me to eat them. I ate it. Then 5 minutes later, she came with a cup of warm water and a tablet of paracetamol. She also had a thermometer and took my temperature and then asked me to have the medicine. I ate the medicine and 20 minutes later, she came to me with a cup of green tea. She then asked me to try to grab some sleep. I slept for about an hour and when I woke up, my mom told me that the air hostess had come twice to check on me and see if I had woken up so that she could bring my lunch which I missed.
We called her and she said she would be back in a minute. This time she again with a thermometer and took my temperature. It had come down and she said she would first bring a cup of green tea again. After that, I got my lunch and she told me to call her in another 2 hours so that she could give me 1 more dose of paracetamol before we landed in Dubai.
I called her multiple times to ask for green tea and cookies because I was finding those 2 things easy to eat. She did not say no once all this while, even though I was giving her such a lot of trouble.
Before landing, she again came and noted down my temperature and offered to contact the ground staff so that a wheel-chair could be arranged to get me to my next flight to New Delhi. She also offered to have a doctor on stand-by when we landed so that I could be offloaded first and the doctor could have a look at me if needed. But I was feeling better and I politely declined. I did ask that crew member her name.
Upon reaching Delhi, I tweeted to Emirates about how that air hostess had helped me in the flight. I hope she continues to rise in her career. This was one of the best treatments I have been given by an airline crew member. (sic)”
He even claimed this was one of his best experiences onboard a flight. Have you ever had a great experience like this on a flight?