After a video of 25-year-old Georgia Knoll performing a flight attendant's safety demo went viral, Jetstar Airways invited her to fulfill her lifelong dream.
Georgia Knoll, a 25-year-old woman with Down Syndrome, first gained fame when she happened to appear in the background of a live news report in Australia. She then went on to do some modeling and runway work, before going viral on the internet once again when her mother Debra posted a clip of her pretending to be a flight attendant. At the time, Debra revealed that becoming a flight attendant had been her daughter's lifelong dream. When Jetstar Airways caught wind of the video, they decided to make all her wildest dreams come true. In a video uploaded to their official Facebook page, they shared how Georgia was able to become a flight attendant for a day, fulfilling a wish she never thought possible.
Through the video, viewers got an opportunity to see what Georgia's day as an air hostess was like. First, she and her mother met Jetstar employees at the airport, where the 25-year-old was handed her very own uniform, nametag, and set of wings. Georgia was scheduled for the flight from Brisbane to Mackay, during which she greeted passengers with a bright smile and helped deliver the safety precautions demonstration. In addition to this, she even assisted travelers with their needs and made sure they were comfortable during the flight.
Georgia stated regarding her dream, "Part of my passion [for] being a flight attendant is making people happy." And as per her colleagues on board her first flight as an air hostess, that's exactly what she did. Crew manager Nicky said of her time with Jetstar, "Georgia is so full of life and is great with our customers, she was such a fantastic addition to our team and we all felt so lucky to have her spend the day with us."
Of course, Georgia was overjoyed to have spent her day experiencing what it would be like to be a flight attendant. She had a blast fulfilling her lifelong dream and is sure not to forget the opportunity she was given. Once the video was uploaded, Facebook users too had the chance to share in her joy. Her sister Kathryn wrote on the social media platform: Everyone was so warm and welcoming. This is definitely an unforgettable experience. It’s a wonderful way to prove that our friends who have disabilities are just as capable as those who don’t. Georgia is all about promoting love and acceptance, and has always enjoyed being [an] ambassador for people who have disabilities. Georgia is always up to amazing things. She is living proof that folks with disabilities can achieve absolutely anything they set their minds to - despite what society may think. To follow all her adventures, you can 'like' her page on Facebook, Georgia Knoll's Journey.