easyJet to offer weddings in the clouds
May 5, 2009
In an era when more and more couples are looking to wed in extraordinary and unforgettable circumstances, easyJet has taken the bold step of investigating whether its pilots could become authorised to officiate weddings during flights.
Research from the airline shows that it would appear that more and more people have the dream of marrying above the clouds - not least as the sun is always shining.
"We're excited about these plans," said Paul Simmons, easyJet's UK regional general manager. "If there is the opportunity, our pilots could soon be marrying couples in the air.
"Future brides and grooms can say 'I will' on the flight from London Gatwick to Olbia, on Sardinia, for example. After their marriage at a height of 30,000 feet they can directly go on their honeymoon. Olbia is located on the Costa Smeralda, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, and means 'Happy City' - a wonderful start into a married life."
Simmons continued: "Our future bride and groom can easily get information on www.easyJet.com - either they want to marry on board or on the ground - and the hotel for the honeymoon can be booked there as well. If our request is replied positively, then so-called 'floating on cloud nine' would get a whole new meaning for people in love - and we can offer another special service to our passengers."
Whether or not easyJet will get the go ahead for airline weddings, or whether it will end up dropping the bouquet, the UK's largest airline continues to go from strength to strength in its pursuit of offering customers exactly what they want.
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