Georgia Knoll, 25, has pushed boundaries and defied limitation for people with Down syndrome by getting her dream job, even if it was just for a day. The Australian women got to experience being a flight attendant, something she has always dreamed of doing. Thanks to Jetstar Australia Airways, she was able to make people happy on the flight.
It began as a wish when Georgia’s sister, Kathryn, posted a video of her sister with Down syndrome practising her flight attendant moves and tagged a few airlines who could help out. The video ended up going viral and it caught the attention of Jetstar, who contacted her to make her life-long wish come true.
“I thought I’ll just tag some companies and if something comes of it it’ll be lots of fun and then Jetstar contacted us and said ”we’d love to have her on, can we sort something out here?” Her sister told the Daily Mail Australia. Jetstar gave her training prior to the flight from Mackay to Brisbane and even flew Georgia’s mom, Debra, on the flight to watch her daughter on duty.
The opportunity not only brought Georgia and her family immense happiness but also brightened up the day for the crew members and passengers. Georgia had so much fun welcoming passengers on-board, demonstrating safety instructions and serving refreshments to passengers. This is something Georgia and her family never forget.