Generosity to Marawi Bound Troops
21 July 2017
21 July 2017
|An act of passengers generosity prompted the airline to provide Marawi-bound troops free baggage allowance and in-flight meals to soldiers on peace-keeping missions beginning Thursday after presenting their ID and mission order.|
The dice that rolls the ball came from a Facebook post of a certain Inday Rakel which turned viral for sharing how AirAsia passengers helped three soldiers on their way to Marawi City and Cotabato with their excess luggage. The soldiers’ luggage was heavy because of their uniforms and other military paraphernalia.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Inday said she did not intend to criticize the airline or its employees.
“Siguro magagawan naman ng paraan ng AirAsia ang mga ganyang bagay. Nakakalungkot lang kasi tingnan, sila po yung lumalaban para sa kalayaan natin. A little treat naman lang sana para sa kanila,” she said.
"We recognize the incredible sacrifices of our military heroes and Bayanihan spirit among Filipinos," AirAsia CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador said Wednesday.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed gratitude on the airlines generosity for giving free baggage allowance up to 40 kilograms and in-flight meals to soldiers on peace-keeping missions.