Passenger Britta Englisch was understandably nervous before her Germanwings flight. Her flight took place just one day after Germanwings rogue pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately sent the plane on a suicide descent into the Alps, killing everyone on board.
However, from the moment she got on the plane, she realized this flight was going to be different. She shared her experience of flying on Facebook (translation below).
“Yesterday morning at 8:40 a.m., I got onto a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne with mixed feelings. But then the captain not only welcomed each passenger separately, he also made a short speech before take off. Not from the cockpit — he was standing in the cabin.
He spoke about how the accident touched him and the whole crew. About how queasy the crew feels, but that everybody from the crew is voluntarily here.
And about his family and that the crew have a family and that he is going to do everything to be with his family again tonight. It was completely silent. And then everybody applauded. I want to thank this pilot.
He understood what everybody was thinking. And that he managed to give, at least me, a good feeling for this flight.”
This pilot helped to put people at ease and took one step closer to rebuilding trust. This is the kind of captain I want on my flight.
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