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A 9-year-old Got an Upgrade to Business Class With This Adorable Letter

Travel + Leisure logo Travel + Leisure 12/04/2018 Talia Avakian
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A nine-year-old traveller got his wish to fly business class, and all he had to do was ask.

“My name is Jasper Francis and I am 9 years old and live an hour outside of Melbourne,” the young Australian wrote in a letter to Jetstar.

“I was just wondering whether kids are allowed to fly business class by themselves? I am saving my pocket money to get an upgrade on our flight: MEL-BKK on your Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” he wrote, adding that he had so far saved $85 before asking how much more he'd need.

The letter, sent in an envelope Francis decorated with a Jetstar plane taking off into the clouds, was so heartwarming to several of the airline’s employees that they put together the $50 gift vouchers they had each received as a Christmas gift towards Jasper's request, News.com.au reported.

Thanks to their generosity, both Jasper and his father will be flying business class when they take a trip to Bangkok this summer.

Besides getting bumped to business class, Jasper was also able to get a personal tour with his family of the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Thomson's Boeing 787 Dreamliner - provided by PA © Press Association Thomson's Boeing 787 Dreamliner - provided by PA

While there, he was able to meet the airline’s crew before touring the cockpit and taking a seat in the pilot’s chair, where he one day hopes to be himself.

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