Inflight marriage proposals are so de rigueur that El Al’s Matmid Club lets you redeem miles for an inflight marriage proposal kit.
Last year United helped a passenger pull off an inflight marriage proposal.
The 2011 marriage proposal onboard the MegaDO charter flight was cool.
- It was a charter flight
- Surrounded by friends
- And more alcohol than is safe to drink in a lifetime
Of course there was an actual wedding on a plane.
At this point, at a minimum, if you’re going to pop the question inflight it needs to be your own plane. Or headed to a forbidden destination. At least do it in business class, with crew standing by with champagne. Maybe get the crew to propose for you. Or karaoke your proposal in the aisle.
Or just come up with something new. And by the way skipping the flight and just popping the question at LAX? Yeah, that’s been done too.
So it’s a little tough to get super excited for the couple who got engaged on a Delta Atlanta – Boston flight on Wednesday.
Delta flight attendants helped with planning — which involved a staged call for medical assistance from Chakravarti — and Patel had prepared cards handed out to customers asking them to take pictures and video of the proposal.
When the plane landed in Boston, Delta employees had balloons, gift bags and flowers for the newly-engaged couple.
Gentlemen, if you’re going to try to make your proposal original, try not to be derivative.