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Dad Books Flights to Spend Holiday with Flight Attendant Daughter

hal and a fellow passenger on pierce flying on the holdidays

Dad of the year. 

When a father learned that his daughter wouldn't be able to join the family for the holidays, he didn't hesitate to instead, bring th family to his daughter. The only dilemma, his daughter would be working at 32,000 feet—Hal Vaughan's daughter, Pierce, is a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. 

One passenger took to social media when he found out what the doting dad was up to on a flight from Fort Myers to Detroit.

"While chatting with Hal, I mentioned I was heading back home. He then told me about his daughter working as our flight attendant and how he was along for the ride to spend Christmas with her. I was amazed and thought he was such a phenomenal father for going well out of his way to be with his daughter."

He added, "Pierce is very sweet. She definitely knows now how great her dad really is."

At the end of it all, Vaughan flew six flights to be with his daughter. 

Pierce joked about her dad getting flight benefits to make the trips happen: "Dad's first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle)."

"We appreciate all of our employees for working during the holidays to serve Delta customers, and love seeing this awesome Dad having the chance to spend Christmas with his daughter -- even while crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet," a statement from Delta read. 


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