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Couple gets married on board Southwest Airlines flight

May 01, 2022
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Couple gets married on board Southwest Airlines flight
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No one likes when their flight gets canceled, but Pam and Jeremy Salda sure made the best of it last weekend.

On their way to Las Vegas to elope, the final leg of their trip from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Las Vegas (LAS) got canceled.

While trying to figure things out at DFW, a fellow passenger overheard the couple's discussion about how the cancellation would likely lead to them missing their scheduled appointment at a wedding chapel. Fortunately, the passenger, had a solution: he was an ordained minister.

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The three booked seats on a Southwest flight from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Vegas, and after a trip across town to switch airports, Pam — already in her wedding dress — made a joke as she boarded the Southwest flight that she and Jeremy should just get married on the plane.

Be careful what you wish for. The pilot and crew were fully on board with Pam’s suggestion.

(Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines)

The flight crew “sprung into action,” according to Southwest, hanging toilet paper streamers inside the plane and downloading a wedding soundtrack before takeoff.

Once at cruising altitude, music accompanied Pam on her walk down the (plane’s) aisle with her groom and fellow passenger-turned-officiant waiting at the front of the plane along with one of the flight attendants, who became her impromptu maid of honor.

(Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines)

Pam said the ceremony was proof of the “charmed life” she lived, with passengers listening over the aircraft’s intercom as the bride told her groom, “I can’t wait to be your co-pilot through life. I’ll be the check to your cross-check. And any turbulence, I want to weather it with you.”

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By the time the "I do’s" came Jeremy exclaimed “I sure do!” to applause and cheers from passengers, including the bride’s side of the crowd (those with seat letters A, B and C) to the groom’s (those in D, E and F) as Jeremy kissed his bride.

The Saldas made their way to the back of the plane-turned-chapel, with Pam hoisting her bouquet in the air. A notebook passed around that served as the guestbook, courtesy of the passengers of Southwest Flight 2690.

(Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines)

Jeremy said the couple had met 625 days earlier. It seems a reasonable guess that Sunday, April 24, 2022, was among the most memorable of their time together.

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