What was your dream job when you were younger? And did you ever fulfill it?

Although it was just for a single day, a young Aussie woman with Down Syndrome recently got to live out her dream of being a flight attendant.


With a little help from Jetstar Australia Airways, Georgia Knoll was able to achieve her passion for “making people happy” as a flight attendant, even if it was just for one trip. It all started when Knoll’s sister, Kathryn, posted the above video on Facebook of Knoll practicing her flight attendant moves on her Facebook page, Georgia Knoll's Journey. It’s a must-see. For fun, Kathryn even tagged a few companies in the post. Little did she know that Knoll’s awesome moves would catapult the video into going viral and ultimately end up on Jetstar’s radar.

"I thought I'll just tag some companies and if something comes of it it'll be lots of fun and then Jetstar contacted us and said ''we'd love to have her on, can we sort something out here?" Her sister told the Daily Mail Australia.

Jetstar contacted the family to figure out how they could get Knoll onboard to be part of the cabin crew for a day. A few months later, the airline flew Knoll and her mom, Debra, from Mackay to Brisbane. The opportunity to join the cabin crew for this flight gave Georgia Knoll a feeling of happiness that clearly radiates from her smiling face as the moment was captured on video.


Knoll donned her iconic orange flight attendant jacket, pin, and black skirt and got to work. She welcomed passengers, helped with the signature safety demonstration, and served refreshments to the passengers.

"On the flight back she did safety demonstrations, she was serving food, greeting all the passengers and she went from Brisbane back to Mackay on the flight and everyone at Jetstar was so welcoming and so lovely," Kathryn said.

The cabin crew manager of the flight, Nicky, said in a Facebook video post by Jetstar that the staff all felt lucky to have the energetic Knoll on the flight, and Knoll was said to be great with all the customers.

"She's very passionate about people all being treated the same," said her mother.

With more than 780 000 views for the video, it's safe to say Georgia has left a lasting impression. Georgia has since received an outpour of support from viewers, some even expressing in the comments that Jetstar ought to hire Georgia as a permanent employee. As for Georgia? She's just happy she was able to break barriers and misconceptions about who she is.

"It's good to be Down Syndrome," says Georgia, "it's who I am."



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