Sheila Frederick, 49, has been a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines for almost ten years, which is a blessing. She has gained knowledge of and a better understanding of the various types of people she might encounter in the air thanks to her travels.
On one particular journey, she quickly became aware that something was off. She observed that the man seated next to the young woman was much more mature than she was and reacted violently to any disturbance. Sheila was quick to see the issue and act to avert potential harm. Her incisive intuition and quick thinking that day saved a life.
Since then, Sheila has learned more about the various ways passengers can behave, from those who are simply rude to those who need comfort because they are frightened or traumatized in some way. She has been able to use this experience to hone her abilities as a competent flight attendant who is constantly ready for any emergency that may occur on board.
She is able to provide the best service possible even in a variety of challenging situations because she is familiar with each passenger’s unique behavior and needs in flight.
The young girl, who appeared to be between the ages of 14 and 15, was traveling from Seattle to San Francisco with an older man who gave Sheila the creeps. The girl came across as terrified and poorly dressed in contrast to the manly image. Sheila made the decision to keep a closer eye on the two as they moved because she thought something wasn’t right.
This girl’s flight was much more than just a means of transportation; it was a turning point that would alter the course of her life. Sheila had unintentionally turned into her lucky charm, which was fortunate for her because it showed that when facing hardship, you never know where help may come from.
Sheila was greatly moved by the differences between the two figures. Although it made her more anxious because it was too big of a difference to ignore, she made up for it with her gut feeling. She sensed something wasn’t right because of her intuition, and she felt compelled to step in if necessary. Fortunately, things didn’t get as bad as they might have without her intervention.
Sheila bravely stood up to the suspicious man and the young girl.
She followed her when they left the restroom and saw something was wrong with her ticket. Sheila promptly dialed 911 to report the incident, knowing something had gone awry. “I need help,” said an urgent message.
Further inquiry revealed that this man had been involved in human trafficking or prostitution and was subsequently arrested for his crimes.
Luckily, this young girl met Sheila, who demonstrated great courage in rescuing her from this dangerous circumstance. Her kind nature and heroic acts protected her from a life she would not have chosen for herself; she was extremely fortunate. Although Sheila had no response from the girl, the man grew increasingly defensive when confronted. Sheila had to devise a new strategy to help the girl out of this position.