As an aviation geek I sure find inflight proposals to be cute. Yes, they’re a bit overplayed because seemingly every time they happen we hear the story of it, and as a result, they almost seem common to us. But I know for most people this is still an awesome surprise.
British Airways shared the story of an inflight proposal that happened on BA2672 between London Gatwick and Larnaca this past Wednesday. Per the press release:
The airline commissioned London musical duo, Jack and Joel, who created and performed a song especially for the romantic’s big moment with lyrics incorporating Joe’s favourite things about his girlfriend, loaded extra Champagne and even had their headrest covers embroidered with ‘Mr Harding and Mrs Harding to-be’ as a reminder of the flight.
Joe Harding, 41, who met Nicki two years ago when he walked past the bakery she works in, said: “I’d been planning to ask Nicki to marry me for some time but I wasn’t sure where and how. I knew getting down on one knee mid-flight would be a complete surprise so I wrote in to British Airways in the hope that they would be able to help me. All the little touches allowed me to show Nicki just how much I love her and I’m really thankful to British Airways for helping me make the proposal extra special.”
Bride-to-be, Nicki Lewington, 48, from Southampton, said: “I was absolutely speechless when I saw Joe walking down the aisle with notecards. I’m so made up with the way he proposed, it really was like a scene from Love Actually. There is no topping this one, we are walking on air. It definitely hasn’t sunk in yet!”
I wonder if they had to pay for the champagne, or if British Airways comped it? Seems a bit cruel to comp it while everyone seated around them is even having to pay for water. 😉
In all honesty, congrats to the couple, and here’s to many happy years.