Delta Flight Attendants operating an evacuation flight under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet act went above and beyond to help comfort those onboard.
Delta pilot Alexander Kahn told CNN’s “New Day” on Friday that the flight attendants working an evacuation flight out of Ramstein Air Base in Germany wanted to ensure the children knew they were in a safe place and wanted to help in every way they could. Kahn said they did it “on their own initiative” and spent “their own money.”
The crew was positioned to Germany the night before the flight, at which point the flight attendants went out to gather supplies because they “knew these evacuees were coming with no opportunity to prepare and to take things that you and I would prepare for an international flight,” Kahn added.
They bought diapers and wipes, along with other things the evacuees might need. But for the kids, they also purchased candy, balloons, and coloring books.
Captain Kahn also made it clear, a spectacle wasn’t made out or to the refugees to exploit their situation, but rather the crew wanted to ensure basic needs were met and the children would be able to take their mind of the strange situation they’re currently in, even if just for a few hours.
The interview with Delta Captain Kahn is below.
As the son of a Holocaust survivor, Delta Airlines pilot Alexander Kahn says helping Afghans evacuate was “special.”
“I was able to put myself in their position,” he said. “This is going to be a frightening experience … But it has the potential to be an excellent experience.” pic.twitter.com/IXwJdqYYY5
— New Day (@NewDay) August 27, 2021