Thursday 29 September 2016

Airline crew get in on surprise plane proposal at 35,000 feet

Geraldine Gittens

Published 20/07/2016 | 11:36

When this man decided to propose to his girlfriend, he wanted to make it memorable.

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Patrick Marsden planned the ultimate proposal to his girlfriend Molly at 35,000 feet.

The pair were flying with United Airlines from Washington D.C. to Sao Paulo, Brazil. But without Molly knowing, Patrick installed a GoPro camera in their seats.

He then handed Molly an iPad, telling her it was an airline promo video.

However, the footage was interrupted with Patrick popping up onscreen.

He told her: “What it is is a fairly elaborate way for me to ask you a question that I’ve been wanting to ask you for a long time.”

Molly, who was clearly caught off-guard, burst into a fit of laughter while Patrick took off her headphones and produced the ring.

The crew on board gave the couple a rapturous applause as Molly accepted.

"When Patrick came to us, his idea really was fully formed," said Dulles Airport Operations Supervisor Chris Woods. "We just made sure that everything went off without a hitch. It was a great idea and a cool proposal."

"We made sure that we had a nice bottle of champagne to give them onboard, and the flight attendants always do a wonderful job of making these experiences memorable for the customer," said Managing Director of Food and Beverage Planning and Design Todd Traynor-Corey.

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