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When passengers boarded a Southwest flight with service from Las Vegas (LAS) to Baltimore (BWI), they probably didn’t know that they’d be guests at a wedding about 37,000 feet up. Unless, of course, they noticed two passengers board curiously in bride and groom attire.
About 45 minutes into the flight, two passengers, one dressed in a white wedding gown and the other wearing a snazzy tux, made their way to opposite ends of the Boeing 737. That’s when Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” played. The bride-to-be, Renee, slowly strolled down the aisle of the plane to meet her groom, Michael, and the ceremony began.
The pilot of the flight was vital to the service in more than one way. Besides taking the newlyweds safely from point A to point B, he also officiated the wedding over the intercom. He had jokes, too, even inserting a shameless Southwest rewards promo when he asked Michael to repeat the vow, “I, Michael, take you, Renee, to be my wife, my partner in life, and my travel companion when I become a Rapid Reward Member today, tomorrow and forever.”
The pilot also highlighted that the pair apparently met on Match.com, exclaiming “yes, ladies and gentleman, it really does work,” right after joking that the couple of four years “decided to make it at least another four years.”
After the vows were exchanged, the couple happily danced back to their seats to the Chris Brown tune, “Forever.”
A passenger, Skylee Campbell, posted videos of the ceremony to her Facebook page with the caption: “Can’t think of a better way to spend a late-night, 5 hour flight other than watching a wedding happen on the plane! #southwestairlines”.
Campbell commented on the experience, telling Yahoo Lifestyle, “It was adorable. They had us all turn on our call lights to light up the aisle and play music.”
It seems like airlines are beginning to gain a reputation for live in-flight entertainment, despite not having IFE screens on board. Just this month, a Spirit flight attendant did an entire stand up routine for a crowd of passengers on a delayed and A/C-less flight. The three-and-a-half minute introduction brought laughs from throughout the plane.
Thankfully, the videos don’t show any passengers brushing past the wedding ceremony to use the lavatory.
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