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Southwest Crew Honors Couple With Impromptu Baby Shower for Adopted Daughter



It’s still possible to fly the friendly skies.

A couple was bringing their adopted baby daughter home on a Southwest Airlines flight from Colorado to California when they were surprised mid-flight with an impromptu baby shower thrown by the crew and passengers.

Dustin Moore shared the heartwarming tale in a Twitter thread that demonstrates there still are positive experiences to be had during air travel.

“I’d like to share with you the kindness strangers offered us the day we brought our daughter home,” wrote Moore. “I hope our story uplifts you and reminds you there is goodness to be had in this world.”

When their daughter awoke mid-flight and needed a diaper change, a flight attendant named Jenny was there to lend a hand. She and another passenger politely wondered what had prompted a flight with such a young infant, and Moore shared a brief version of their adoption story.

Another flight attendant named Bobby also inquired about their daughter. Then, the Moores heard an intercom announcement.

“The attendant Bobby came on and announced a special guest on the flight—our daughter,” Moore tweeted. “She’s just been adopted by her parents Caren and Dustin and is making her way home. The entire cabin erupted in cheers and applause.”

The flight attendants then passed out napkins and pens and passengers and crew shared encouraging words and baby advice with the couple.

The couple was touched by the actions of the Southwest crew and their fellow passengers.

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Strange Odor at Oakland Airport Sends Travelers to the Hospital



We have seen more issues with strange odors on airplanes in the last year or so than at any time, some so severe they required a diverted landing.

Now comes word that another incident has taken place, only this time it was actually inside the airport.

Four people were taken to local hospitals by the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department on Tuesday after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport.

According to Fox News, the odor came from a small box at one of the ticketing counters that is used to discard items that cannot be brought on a plane via carry-on bag – water bottles, bottles of cologne or mouthwash larger than three ounces, etc.

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The airport played it safe and called the fire department, which sent a Hazmat crew according to the NBC TV affiliate in the Bay Area. There was no disruption to airport services, though four people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for precautionary reasons.

This is the latest in a series of numerous reports of odors emanating from a plane or airport just in the last year or so alone, much less beyond that time frame.

Some have been fumes that have forced flights to land.

Some have forced flights to divert to other airports.

Some have been so overwhelming that passengers and crew were hospitalized.

And some have even been visible – if you like your airplane cabin filling with an unknown fog.

The Oakland Fire Dept. is still investigating the cause of the odor.

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