OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A group of Tulsa fifth graders taking a field trip to Washington D.C. were suddenly stranded at the airport in early June when their American Airlines flight was canceled.
Two gate agents from Delta Airlines witnessed what happened and made a call to the Delta corporate office in Atlanta. Delta arranged for a private plane to fly the students to their Richmond, Va. destination.
A teacher tweeted her thanks to Delta.
@Delta THANK YOU for getting this group of 5th graders out of OKC and onto Richmond Virginia on a private flight when @AmericanAir wanted to leave us stranded! Most amazing corporation to work with at 3:00am. #flyDelta pic.twitter.com/plDwghRusI— Shantell Barbour (@barbour_5th) June 2, 2019
Delta replied, saying it was a pleasure to help the students get to their destination.
Hi Shantell, it was an absolute pleasure to assist you in your time of need. We are glad that we were able to help with such an amazing group of kids! Thank you so much for sharing this picture, it really warmed my heart. Their smiles are priceless!!! ❤ HSH— Delta (@Delta) June 2, 2019
Fox News received the following statement from Delta.
“This heartwarming story is a testament to our culture and heart of Delta people that if you see an opportunity to do right thing, you take it every time," Delta rep Drake Castañeda said. "Seeing people for who they are, and not just customers of one carrier or another is what really made this story possible."