For most flying is a monotonous occasion where there is little more to do than sleep, read or half watch a movie, however some were lucky enough to witness everything from proposals to serenades to pure coincidences that only cupid could concoct for a 12 hour flight.
Travel metasearch site, Wego conducted a survey which revealed some of the rare sights of love at 35,000 feet:
Some men were traditional and
made their proposals with a ring in a wine glass
or by bending on one knee in the aisle, whilst
another got the help of a flight attendant who
crawled down the aisle and pretended to be
looking for her own engagement ring, only for
the man to find the ring and propose to his
girlfriend with it.
A man who by accident fell onto a
woman’s chest when turbulence occurred, proposed to his
girlfriend as part of his quick ‘thinking’, no
doubt making for an interesting wedding speech.
A woman was on a helicopter ride
that was given to her as a gift from her
boyfriend; however the biggest surprise was when
she found a proposal written on a roof that they
Another woman, also on a
helicopter ride (take note boys!), saw her name
next to a proposal at the couple’s favourite
Proposals aren’t only for those
sitting in economy class with one pilot
proposing to his flight attendant girlfriend
over the intercom.
A lucky man scored himself a kiss
from a flight attendant after volunteering to
sing a love song during a Valentine’s Day flight
and serenading her with it.
Some weren’t as lucky in love
with a husband also employing the singing tactic
after he got on to a fight with his wife, and
another gentleman flirted with the flight
attendant only to be told by the man sitting
next to him that she was actually his wife.
- A man thought that he would try his luck with a woman flying with her three energetic boys by asking for her number, however was shot down with ‘No, I’ve no more energy for yet another boy’.
Finally there was the one would make even the most frozen of hearts melt a little: a man was opening the overhead compartment where he had placed a flower which he bought for his mother, only to have the flower drop in the lap of a beautiful women… the modern fairy tale ended happily with the woman eventually becoming his wife.