Qantas will pay tribute to flight attendant Luke Davies by putting his name on its float at this weekend’s Mardi Gras.
Davies, 29, and her boyfriend Jesse Baird, 26, were allegedly murdered by Beau Lamarre-Condon in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Paddington on February 19.
Police allege Lamarre-Condon shot the couple dead with his service pistol at Mr Baird’s home and then dumped their bodies two days later on the Southern Tablelands.
Australia’s national airline has confirmed Davies’ name will be included on its float for the parade in Sydney on Saturday night.
Qantas will pay tribute to flight attendant Luke Davies (far left) by putting his name on its float at this weekend’s Mardi Gras.
His float usually features the nose of a Qantas aircraft, while staff follow him.
It is understood that the decision was made at the request of his colleagues.
Davies began working for Qantas in September 2022 while living in Brisbane.
He then joined the international team after moving to Sydney in November.
The flight attendant had made her colleagues cry just a few weeks ago for her kindness towards a passenger on board.
Davies was on a flight from Sydney to Singapore with a dying man with dementia who was traveling to Switzerland with his wife to pay a final visit to their son.
Australia’s national airline has confirmed Davies’ name will be included on its float on Saturday night.
The attentive flight attendant spent the entire eight-and-a-half-hour trip, including her break, with the man and his wife as they flew first class.
“The wife had told her that (her husband) had severe dementia, and she was really saddened because she kept saying that he was the most beautiful husband and the kindest man, and that she was losing him to this cruel disease,” Brooke said Qantas colleague Walters. she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“She was getting exhausted because every 30 seconds he lost his memory, like a goldfish, and Luke took it upon himself to constantly take care of them.”
Mrs Walters recalled how her friend made what should have been an extremely stressful experience as comfortable as possible.
He fondly remembered tucking the man into his bed, calming him in his confusion and comforting his sometimes upset wife.
Jesse Baird, 26, and Luke Davies, 29, are seen together.
“They had told Luke that they had booked the flight a year and a half ago, but the husband had deteriorated a lot in the last three months, so it was going to be his last trip to see his son, and Luke wanted it to be as comfortable as possible,” he said.
Ms Walters added that Mr Davies loved to travel and was a pleasure to be with.
Baird and Lamarre-Condon had previously had what police described as an on-again, off-again romance, but Baird had not wanted to get into a relationship.
Lamarre-Condon, a former celebrity hunter who posted photos of himself with international stars on social media, handed himself in to police in Bondi last Friday.
He appeared at Waverley Local Court that afternoon when he was represented by a lawyer from the Legal Aid Commission and did not apply for bail.
Following his court appearance, Lamarre-Condon was transported to the Metropolitan Retention and Reception Center (MRRC) in Silverwater, where he is being held in protective custody.
He was spoken to in prison on Tuesday and about two hours after detectives were released from jail, police located the bodies of Baird and Davies at a property in Bungonia, about 180 kilometers southwest of Sydney.
Lamarre-Condon is due back in court in April.
Davies, 29, and her boyfriend Jesse Baird, 26, were allegedly murdered by Beau Lamarre-Condon in the central Sydney suburb of Paddington on February 19.