Airlines aren’t always known for being terribly helpful. In fact, some of them can be downright antagonistic. However, the crew of a recent Southwest flight, who went above and beyond in the face of a medical emergency, is now garnering praise from none other than ’80s screen queen Molly Ringwald.
Apparently, Ringwald’s father, Bob, was on a Southwest flight last week when he experienced a health scare. Apparently, the crew sprang into action and the plane made an emergency landing, which Ringwald claims saved her father’s life.
Ringwald took to Twitter to thank the airline.
We all love to publicly vent against airlines but today I would like to thank Southwest Airlines and the doctor who happened to be onboard. They emergency landed the plane for my dad. Because of their speed and professionalism, my father’s life was saved. #SouthWest #gratitude
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) April 26, 2018
Apparently, Bob Ringwald is now recovering from a bout of pneumonia and is expected to return home within a week. Southwest is currently looking to recognize the crew members who proved to be so invaluable during his health scare.
Molly, we are so happy to hear that your father was taken care of by our Crew today. We would love to followup further so that we can recognize our Crew. Mind sending us a DM? -Colin https://t.co/mQmfkXW4oV
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) April 26, 2018
While this is certainly admirable of the Southwest crew, not all flights have been so accommodating of medical emergencies.
The family of a 25-year-old woman who went into cardiac arrest on an American Airlines flight is currently suing the company for refusing to make an emergency landing, resulting in the young woman’s death.
This unfortunate incident, which occurred several years ago, is a reminder that airlines must take their passengers’ medical complaints seriously. Judging from the Southwest’s crew’s recent commendable behavior, they are endeavoring to do just that.