Southwest Captain Pays For His 1 Millionth Passenger’s Flight

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.

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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.

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The captain paid for the woman’s ticket with his own money.

He was also celebrating his 22 years in the sky.


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