A flight attendant is being praised for showing respect to an elderly flyer who just wanted to read her Bible on a recent flight.

A frequent traveler by the name of Sherrell Jones took to Facebook to tell a story about an airline flight– and it didn’t take long for the post to go viral.

The altercation reportedly began when a middle-aged man arrived at his seat on a crowded flight but refused to sit down.

According to Jones’ story: “A Muslim man didn’t want his seat… His seat was next to an elderly woman reading her Bible. Disgusted, the Muslim man immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat.”


The outraged man proceeded to tell the young flight attendant that he refused to sit next to an “infidel.” So the flight attendant did what any good customer service representative would do and explained that she would try to find another seat.

Almost 10 minutes later, the flight attendant returned and explained that she had one available seat.

According to Jones’ story, the flight attendant said: “It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an unpleasant person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.”

Before the outraged man could reply, the attendant gestured to the elderly woman with the Bible and continued: “Madam, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to such an unpleasant person.”

It didn’t take long for passengers in the surrounding seats to applaud, while some even gave a standing ovation.

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