Southwest Airlines passengers turn flight into touching tribute

Photo: The "Leaving LUV for LouAnn" Flight
Photo: The "Leaving LUV for LouAnn" Flight

A California man used a cross-country flight last month as an opportunity to show support for his flight attendant sister who was dying of cancer.

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February, Southwest Airlines flight attendant LouAnn Alexander was forced to abruptly retire from the career she had enjoyed for more than 30 years.

Her brother, Rex Ridenoure was taking a flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles to visit her at a hospice center in Phoenix when he came up with a different way to turn the flight into a farewell celebration.

Ridenoure described his beloved sister and her terminal diagnosis during a short speech to the cabin over the aircrat's PA system, asking for the crew and passengers to write her notes of support and encouragement on the drink napkins.

By the end of the flight, Ridenoure received 96 notes from passengers on board.

Here's a flyover video of the 94 napkin notes for LouAnn from the passengers and crew on the "Leaving LUV for LouAnn" flight. See the photo album for images of these wonderful notes.

Posted by Rex Ridenoure on Sunday, March 13, 2016

 

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