Luciano Pavarotti passed away on the 6th of this month and, although I didn’t know him, it saddens me.

Luciano Pavarotti with me to the left.

One of my favorite memories about being a flight attendant was a 1998 trip?to Italy. Pavarotti was seated in first class.?The famous tenor’s?manager had arranged with our airline?to provide?a special?meal on board. Once in the air,?Pavarotti stepped into our galley to be sure that his request?wasn’t causing any trouble. A jovial man, he made us laugh, broke out into song, and suggested we take a group photo. He was?singing as?he posed with some of our crew.?

Before the month was out, I just wanted to?recognize?Pavarattoi’s much appreciated good will and cheer that will not soon be forgotten.