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(CNN) -- Time was running out, and Mark Dickinson wasn't sure whether he'd get to see his dying 2-year-old grandson one last time. A long line at Los Angeles International Airport's security checkpoint had kept him from getting to his gate on time.
His grandson Caden would be taken off life support in a matter of hours in Denver, Colorado, with or without his grandfather's presence.
"I was kind of panicking because I was running late, and I really thought I wasn't going to make the flight," Dickinson told
That's when a pilot from Southwest Airlines stepped up and held the flight at the gate until Dickinson arrived. The pilot was standing by the jetway waiting for him when Dickinson arrived in socks, so rushed that he just grabbed his shoes at security and ran through the terminal.
"I told him, 'Thank you so much. I can't tell you how much I appreciated that.' And he said, 'No problem. They can't leave without me anyway,' " Dickinson told KABC.
Noong ang eruplano ay parang jeep sa akin sa aking mga travels, there were three instances when the pilot did not leave until the last passenger was accounted for.
1. Galing ako noon sa New Jersey, papunta nang Minneapolis para sa aking connecting flight nang ang aming eruplano ay ipinabalik. May nagbababercue yata sa may buntot ng eruplano, umuusok. So palit kami ng eruplano. Dahil ibang eruplano ang sinakyan ko, pagdating ko sa airport, ako ay naligaw. OO Birhinya, di ko malaman kung saan ako sasakay. May sinabing gate pero paglakad ko paitaas pala ang number kaya balik na naman ako. Alam naman ninyo ang gate sa ibang airport, puwede kang magbowling sa lapad.
Nagpapanic na ako nang makita ko ang gate. Wala ng pasaherong nakaupo sa mga silya. Nakasara na ang gate. Sus, pinawisan ako ng snow. hehehe. Lumapit ako sa ground personnel at nagtanong. Bigla niya akong hinatak at dinala sa tarmac. "we've been waiting for you" . You're the last passenger who had not reported yet. Hanep, hinintay nila ako.
2. Nasa Singapore Airport naman ako. May isa pang bakanteng upuan sa tabi ko. Sabi ko baka walang pasahero, so handa na aking lumipat, oras na settled na lahat at nasa ere na kami.
Hindi lumilipad ang eruplano. Naghihintay. Akala ko importanteng pasahero. Hindi naman pala. Yong katabi ko.
3. Hindi naman ako ang pasahero. Ang aking sis-in-law. Nasa HK airport sila. May stop-over silang 2 hours yata. Oras na nang paglipad, hindi pa rin umaalis ang eruplano. May missing passenger. Nang dumating, sabi nagdiarrhea daw siya at hindi makaalis sa restroom. Nakathong lang siya at sumabog sa pants niya ang...alam ninyo na. Akala nila natabunan ng shopping.
Kaya mahigpit ang mga airline sa seating arrangement,