It seems so many travel stories these days are bad news but once in a while, there’s a story that will make you smile. Fortunately, in the last few months, there have been a few stories about family affairs on commercial airlines. For instance, there was Southwest Airlines’ first ever mother-daughter pilot and the same happened yesterday on Hawaiian Airlines. Alaska Airlines recently wrote about their first ever identical twin pilots taking the cockpit together as well.
It’s pretty awesome but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a whole family flying a commercial plane. Icelandair just posted on their Facebook page about a pilot and four flight attendants who just so happened to be his wife and three daughters.
The caption reads: “Iceland is a small country and that’s why flying can easily become a family affair. It was a once-in-a-lifetime flight for pilot Ingvar, his wife Sigríður and their 3 daughters: They welcomed passengers on their “family trip” between Washington DC and Keflavík. A family that flies together stays together!”
How cool is this? I’ve flown Icelandair multiple times including IAD to KEF or vice versa (I can’t remember) and it was a great flight. But I wish I was on this flight to celebrate the happy occasion.