Nightly News   |  November 06, 2013

First-class passengers offer airline seats to veterans

On an American Airlines flight from Chicago to San Diego, all 13 veterans returning from Afghanistan were given first class seats thanks to the kindness of other passengers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> think back to the last time you watched someone voluntarily give up a seat in first class. we are here to tell you it happened in a spontaneous outbreak on kindness on an american airlines flight from chicago to san diego . there were 13 veterans on board and in uniform returning from afghanistan. the airline could accommodate only six of them up front. when the remaining first class passengers saw this, seven got up and left their seats to let the service members enjoy a better ride up in the