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Bringing Aloha to Afghans: ‘They have nothing and they have been through so much.’

September 26, 2021

From the Hawaiian Airlines Manao website

Hawaiian Airlines photograph from this article

When First Officer Russell Flynn and Flight Attendant Maydell Morgan learned Hawaiian Airlines would be helping relocate thousands of Afghans escaping the Taliban regime, they considered the mission a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give back. The important job they’d been tasked with had instilled in them a sense of urgency and kuleana (responsibility) to share our Hawaiian hospitality with refugees on the first leg of a long journey toward rebuilding their lives in the United States.

Flynn and Morgan joined fellow crewmembers and a support team earlier this month to operate a series of Hawaiian charter flights under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), a U.S. Department of Defense program that enlists commercial airlines to augment air lift during emergencies that exceed the military’s capabilities.

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Great story about the Hawaiian team members reacted in trying and confusing times.

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