Unless you live near the Arctic Circle, you are rarely lucky enough to see the beautiful, dazzling Northern Lights in the sky. In the past few days, however, the impressive sky spectacle could occasionally also be seen in our latitudes - which absolutely enchanted many people. Photos of the greenish glowing sky flooded the social networks.
But what if you're sitting on an airplane when suddenly a magnificent Northern Lights lights up the sky - albeit on the wrong side of the aisle, so that only one half of the passengers can admire the phenomenon and the other half gets nothing at all? This is what happened during an "Easy Jet" flight from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Manchester, UK. But the pilot didn't want to just accept that.
And contrary to the rule of getting the passengers from A to B as quickly as possible, he did something that was as nice as it was unusual: he made an extra loop so that the passengers on the "wrong" side of the plane could also see the northern lights. A passenger told the BBC how fantastic he found this maneuver - because he had previously vacationed in Iceland with his fiancée and hoped for the northern lights to appear there every night, unfortunately in vain. Thanks to the pilot, the sight of the northern lights crowned the couple's vacation.
It's impossible to say whether the airline was directly pleased with so much initiative - but after all the positive feedback from the passengers, they are now also enthusiastic about the pilot's commitment. "We are fortunate that the Captain was able to fly such a controlled maneuver to allow all passengers to see one of nature's greatest wonders," it said. "Our crew will always do everything for our customers and we are happy that we were able to share this amazing view with them."
However, some other airlines also did their passengers such a favor: Extra rounds because of the northern lights, among other things, became known from a "Finnair" flight and an "AirBaltic" flight after the travelers had thanked them on Twitter.
What: BBC, Twitter