PHOTO: The most romantic in-flight announcement ever. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Qantas)
Most in-flight announcements are met with shrugs, yawns and disgruntled boos from people frustrated that their seatback binge watching session has been paused. That all changed aboard one recent Qantas flight.
As News.com.au reports, Qantas captain Dooley Ellis popped the big question while manning flight QF93, en route from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The captain left Australia a man in love and landed in Los Angeles a fiancé to girlfriend Ana.
In the video, Ellis greets all passengers with a rare and shocking announcement: “We have a special passenger on board today, folks. Her name is Ana. She’s traveling back to South America now to visit her family, and I want to make sure she comes back to me in Australia. So, now that I have her complete attention: Quieres casarete conmigo? Will you marry me?”
There are moments mid-flight when it pays to take off the headphones and listen to the pilot speaking over the intercom system.
This would most definitely be one of them.
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News.com.au received word from Ellis who explained why he chose to make this momentous life decision aboard an International flight.
While piloting a Qantas airplane is his job, it seems to mean a tremendous amount more to this captain: “I wanted to bring my life — as a pilot of 30 years with Qantas and whose father was also a Qantas Captain — and Ana’s life together in that special moment that only I could achieve.”
Allowing social media a glimpse, this remarkable moment is captured for all of Facebook to see: “I wanted everyone not only on board the aircraft, but spanning the world to know how I feel about Ana.”
Now, pilots around the world have the unenviable task of meeting this in-flight announcement bar, meaning your update on the weather in our arriving city just doesn’t cut it anymore.