Unexpectedly, the plane stopped in Sacramento along the way. The flight
attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers
wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in 30
Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind. Mr.
Smith had noticed him as he walked by and could tell the blind man had
flown before because his Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats
in front of him throughout the entire flight. Mr. Smith could also tell
he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him,
and calling him by name, said "Keith, we're in Sacramento for almost an
hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?"
Keith replied, "No thanks, but maybe the dog would like to stretch his
Picture this: All the people in the gate area came to a complete quiet
standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with
the Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.
People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, they were trying
to change airlines!