PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One million passengers — that’s how many people a Southwest Airlines captain has flown over the course of his career.
On Friday, Captain John Richie had a surprise for the person who became his one millionth.
He surprised a woman with a bottle of champagne and an envelope containing cash paying the woman back the cost of her ticket.
His announcement on the flight’s intercom was captured by a flight attendant’s cell phone.
The captain paid for the woman’s ticket with his own money.
He was also celebrating his 22 years in the sky.