Pilot Delays Flight for Passenger to Attend Funeral of Murdered Grandson

A Southwest Airlines Pilot holds flight for 12 minutes beyond scheduled departure time for late passenger who was reportedly on his way to attending the funeral of his murdered three-year-old grandson, and he was delayed in arriving at the aircraft on time due to long lines.

The pilot reportedly informed the grieving grandfather that he would not have allowed the aircraft to depart without him.

The question is: would pilots from other airlines have done the same thing in a similar situation, and would the airlines for whom they work have allowed it?

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