Dad books six flights to spend time with flight attendant daughter over Christmas holiday

DETROIT, Mich. -- A loving father dedicated to spending the holidays with his daughter flies across the country just to spend time with her while she works as a flight attendant.

In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, Mike Levy said he sat next to a man, Hal, who had booked multiple flights to spend Christmas with his daughter, Pierce, who was working as a Delta Airlines flight attendant.

Hal reportedly booked a seat on each of Pierce's flights over the Christmas holiday.

Levy told USA Today that Hal had booked a total of six flights to be with Pierce. Levy met Hal on a flight from Fort Myers, Florida to Detroit, Michigan.

Hal told Levy that navigating all the different flights had proven challenging, but he was still having a great time with his daughter, according to the news outlet.

Levy said, on Facebook, that it was a pleasure sitting next to Hal and praised him, saying "What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!"

Pierce recently responded on her own Facebook page.  She wrote:

"Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle).

Shoutout to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is!"

Delta Airlines released a statement to NBC Chicago confirming the viral story. They said:

"We appreciate all of our employees for working during the holidays to serve Delta customers, and love seeing this awesome Dad having the chance to spend Christmas with his daughter – even while crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet."

More holiday stories, here.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.