There’s a cute story trending on TikTok about a man who missed flying so much he ordered a pair of Delta first class airline seats to re-create the flight experience at home.
Man Buys Airline Seats For Home
Steve Simao lives in Seattle. He works for Windstar Cruises and enjoys photography. He is also loyal to Delta Air Lines. One day, as explained by his daughter on TikTok, he texted her an eBay listing…for “DELTA MD90 Jetliner, Aircraft, Airplane FIRST CLASS Leather Seats.”
They had a good laugh, but it wasn’t a joke. Simao missed traveling so much he purchased a pair of Delta first class seats for his home.
His daughter Annisa told The Washington Post:
“He actually never really buys anything for himself, so in terms of purchases, this was kind of out of character. But if there’s anything he was going to buy, that does add up.”
A man after my own heart!
Like Ben’s father sending dinner pictures, Simao started sending pictures of him and Mrs. Simao to Annisa in the new chairs…sometimes multiple times per day. Like the picture above.
“My mom would send me a video of her bringing food to the [tray] table and him just sitting there enjoying it.”
Annisa shared some pictures with Delta on Twitter and received a private message asking for a mailing address. Turns out, Delta sent a safety video with a personalized greeting by CEO Ed Bastian himself. Delta is also giving the Simao family three free roundtrip first class tickets to anywhere in the United States (JFK-HNL anyone?!).
“I understand your dad really misses travel on Delta during this crazy year we’ve been through. I’m glad he’s enjoying those first-class seats in your home, and we’ve got first-class seats waiting for him when he’s ready to start traveling again.”
Interested in first class seats for your own home? Check eBay. There are all sorts of interesting listing.
I’ll offer a confession. I’ve dreamed several times about acquiring a Lufthansa First Class suite from a now-decommissioned A380. One of those suites in my office would not only be nostalgic, but double as a desk and bed. One can dream…but Steve Simao is living the dream!
image: Annisa Simao