A New Addition to the Cranky Family

There’s good news in Crankyville this week. No, it’s not a new writer. No, we’re not having a baby. I’m very happy to welcome a new sister-in-law into the family. While we left Jackson Hole on Sunday, my brother Quinn (aka Dr Cranky) and his girlfriend Jeanine stuck around a couple more days for a romantic getaway. He popped the question and they’re now happily engaged. To keep this aviation-related, here they are ready to board their Delta Connection flight yesterday from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake.

Wanting to do something nice for them on their flight home to Philly, I emailed my PR at Delta as well as a friend who used to work there to see if I could get a message to the crew to try to thoroughly embarrass Quinn and Jeanine over the PA or maybe even get them a celebratory drink. What resulted was far more than that. Check out the gift basket that was awaiting them onboard their flight from Salt Lake to Philly.

Now this can’t be normal, right? That’s a really nice gift basket (and it was definitely welcome as they waited out their 1.5 hour mechanical delay), but I can’t imagine Delta does this for everyone. Still, I do understand that they will usually offer champagne for some special occasions, and that’s a great policy to have. It can only engender loyalty during a very memorable and emotional time.

So thank you to Delta for such a nice gesture, and more importantly, welcome to the family, Jeanine!

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