I’ve flown millions and millions of miles, and sometimes I like to think I’ve seen it all when it comes to passengers. Fortunately there are days like today that remind me I sure as heck haven’t.
Earlier I flew Air Astana from Almaty to Astana (more on that later) on a perfectly nice Air Astana A321. After I cleared security I noticed someone sitting in the airport’s restaurant in a full-on wedding dress.
Let me say that one more time: someone was sitting in an airport terminal in a wedding dress.
Well, not only did I see her in the terminal, but she actually ended up being on my flight. I sure was fascinated watching her walk down the (airplane) aisle in a wedding dress, unfortunately back to economy. With the number of empty business class seats on the plane, you’d think this would be an occasion on which a free upgrade would be in order. 😉
I still can’t really figure this out, though. First I assumed that maybe this was just her method of transporting her wedding dress, since I realize it can be tough to fly with one. Then I realized that the four girls around her were all quite dressed up as well.
So was this a case of “when you get off your work shift at 12PM in Almaty and gotta get married at 5PM in Astana,” or…?