In a departure from all the bad press surrounding aviation industry, here's a positive piece of news. A Finnair pilot is winning hearts for his kind gesture for a mother of four travelling on a flight. The woman was flying solo with four children, two of which were babies who were hungry. When pilot Tom Nystrom saw the mother struggling to take care of her children, he came to her aid by offering to hold one of her babies and feed him a bottle.
A photo of the hands-on pilot has been shared by flight attendant Ami Niemela on Instagram. "Naturally one cannot travel with two babies on one's lap, so we had to solve the dilemma of missing lap, otherwise it would have been a no go for mom and the kids. Luckily we had our positioning crew on board and wonderful Tom took the task of being the extra-lap." she wrote in a post.
Today we had a mother on board travelling with four little boys. Two of the boys were just babies. Naturally one cannot travel with two babies on one's lap, so we had to solve the dilemma of missing lap, otherwise it would have been a no go for mom and the kids. Luckily we had our positioning crew on board and wonderful Tom took the task of being the extra-lap. Don't you find them quite adorable! <3 #airlinecrew #positioning #extrachores #babyonboard #feelfinnair #finnairpilots #avgeek #service #adorable #serviceexcellence #cute #pilot #bestattitude #mycaptain #whentheresawilltheresaway
According to Independent, when one baby got cranky, he just handed him back to his mother and took the other one in his lap.
The pilot who was travelling on the flight as a passenger told Inside Edition, "I have children of my own... so it came naturally to me to help this customer with her babies."
People were moved by the pilot's kind gesture. "Absolutely fantastic, really a great action. He is a hero," wrote Instagram user annevanschaik1.
Comparisons to United Airlines' unruly behaviour towards passengers were also made. "United airlines beats their customers while Finnair takes care of even babies" wrote isabelbjon.
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