Watch: A Passenger Lost Her Engagement Ring at the Airport — so a United Pilot Flew It to Her
Talk about going the extra mile.
A United Airlines pilot recently decided to go the extra mile, hand-delivering an engagement ring a passenger had lost while at the airport in Newark, New Jersey.
The passenger, who happened to be founder of Brit + Co, Brit Morin, took to Twitter on Monday to explain that she had lost her engagement and wedding rings while flying with the airline on her way home to San Francisco.
Morin, who said she lost the ring somewhere between New York and Jackson Hole, was taking a United flight heading from Newark to Denver, Colorado when she lost her ring at the airport.
A United gate agent located the rings at Newark Liberty International Airport and secured them in a safe place until the airline was able to connect with the passenger. They then gave the jewelry to one of their pilots who was scheduled to fly to San Francisco International Airport, United representatives told Travel + Leisure.
The ring came with a personalized and heartwarming note from the pilot.
“From day to day, I take pride in getting passengers from point A to point B safely and on time,” the note read. “Today, I’m happy to be able to be part of a team focused on making just one individual happy,” the pilot added.
The airline is now looking to recognize and reward the pilot for his actions, asking Morin, who said the incident has given her a "newfound faith in humanity and airlines," for her help in identifying both the captain and the gate agent who made the rare event possible.