I was traveling home from Tampa last night and a Marine PFC (Private First Class) sat across from me. I was touched when the flight attendant asked the Marine to sit in first class. He refused and said he was fine where he was but the attendant refused and asked him to sit in first class. This made me feel really good that people and companies go out of there way to thank our service members – especially when it is a Marine. So a big thank you to the lady and US Air for doing this.
On the flip side, I must have traveled more than a dozen times in uniform over a 7 year period and I was never asked to sit in first class. It is good to see times are changing.