British Airways has been doing an incredible job with their marketing lately, and in particular with their “BA Magic” campaign. Through this, they encourage people to write in sharing a trip they’d like to take for a special reason, and British Airways (sometimes) makes it happen in a very special way.
In the past I’ve shared the videos of British Airways helping a man propose to his girlfriend inflight, them helping an aunt get to Hong Kong for just 24 hours to surprise her nephew, them helping a man take his first flight after brain surgery, them reuniting a couple that’s 10,000 miles apart, them fulfilling a girl’s dream of becoming cabin crew, and them giving a 12 year old boy with cerebral palsy the Christmas of a lifetime.
They’re just such feel good stories that I can’t help but share them here, as they always put a smile on my face (and also sometimes tears). British Airways has just released their latest video in the BA Magic series, which is about a navy couple getting engaged in the Caribbean. Here’s how British Airways describes the video:
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner British Airways helped a Royal Navy hero pull off the proposal of a lifetime. Lieutenant Lee Colthart popped the question to his girlfriend, Lydia Ayto, in the Caribbean .
The 29-year-old Navy officer wrote in to the airline to share his story and said he wanted to propose to his girlfriend of seven years in the Caribbean after he was deployed there last year to help with the relief effort following Hurricane Irma.
Lee, who is originally from Fife in Scotland, said he was desperate to take his girlfriend, who is a navigator in the Navy, back to paradise to ask her to be his wife. The airline stepped in to help surprise Lydia with a whirlwind tour of three beautiful islands, and a cocktail of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ending with a very special question for Lydia to answer.
By my recollection this is the first time that British Airways has flown anyone in first class as part of this campaign (usually they fly them in business class at best), so that’s cool. This is an awesome story that put a big smile on my face, though perhaps not quite as much as a few of the other stories they’ve shared in this series.
If you have a few minutes, here’s the video: