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Passengers Got An Unexpected Surprise When A Couple Got Married On Their Flight

Gabriella Ferlita

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Passengers Got An Unexpected Surprise When A Couple Got Married On Their Flight

Featured Image Credit: Southwest Airlines Facebook

Passengers had an unexpected surprise when a couple got married on their flight last week.

Holidaymakers travelling from Texas to Las Vegas on 24th April 2022 were thrown into an impromptu wedding ceremony when couple Pam Patterson and Jeremy Salda tied the knot onboard Southwest Flight 2690.

Passengers had an unexpected surprise when a couple got married on their flight last week (Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash).
Passengers had an unexpected surprise when a couple got married on their flight last week (Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash).

Pam and Jeremy’s previous American Airlines flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport was cancelled due to bad weather - meaning the pair would have missed their chapel appointment in Sin City. 

However, seeing the couple dressed up to the nines in their wedding attire at the airport and becoming increasingly anxious, a fellow passenger, Chris, who also happened to be an ordained minister, offered to marry the couple himself. 

Holidaymakers travelling from Texas to Las Vegas on 24th April 2022 were thrown into an impromptu ceremony when couple Pam Patterson and Jeremy Salda tied the knot onboard Southwest Flight 2690 (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
Holidaymakers travelling from Texas to Las Vegas on 24th April 2022 were thrown into an impromptu ceremony when couple Pam Patterson and Jeremy Salda tied the knot onboard Southwest Flight 2690 (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

The trio headed to the Southwest site and bought the last three seats on the nearly-full flight, ready to head to the centre of gambling to make their vows. 

Their luck was in, though, as upon boarding the pilot, Captain Gil, realised Pam was in a wedding dress and offered for the pair to get married then and there, on the flight. 

Their luck was in, though, as upon boarding the pilot, Captain Gil, realised Pam was in a wedding dress and offered for the pair to get married then and there, on the flight (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
Their luck was in, though, as upon boarding the pilot, Captain Gil, realised Pam was in a wedding dress and offered for the pair to get married then and there, on the flight (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

The airline crew swapped out their usual duties for a spot of in-flight decorating, donning toilet paper streamers across the cabin, as well as giving the minister a bespoke snack-mix sash, while one attendant stood in as Pam’s Maid of Honour. 

A professional photographer on board pulled out all the stops in providing the happy couple with official wedding photos, while another passenger handed out a notebook for the cabin to sign with their well-wishes and seat numbers as a makeshift guestbook. It certainly takes a village!

A professional photographer on board pulled out all the stops in proving the happy couple with official wedding photos (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
A professional photographer on board pulled out all the stops in proving the happy couple with official wedding photos (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

Taking to their official Facebook page, Southwest Airlines wrote: “Congrats to the newlyweds on a memorable inflight wedding neither our Employees nor Passengers are likely to forget! 

“We can't wait to welcome you back aboard the love airline. #SouthwestHeart.”

Taking to their official Facebook page, Southwest Airlines wrote: “Congrats to the newlyweds on a memorable inflight wedding neither our Employees nor Passengers are likely to forget! (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
Taking to their official Facebook page, Southwest Airlines wrote: “Congrats to the newlyweds on a memorable inflight wedding neither our Employees nor Passengers are likely to forget! (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

Fellow Southwest customers have since taken to the comments section, wishing the very best for the happy couple. 

“Only on Southwest would something this cool happen! Love you guys! Congrats to the couple!”

The airline crew swapped out their usual duties for a spot of in-flight decorating, donning toilet paper streamers across the cabin (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
The airline crew swapped out their usual duties for a spot of in-flight decorating, donning toilet paper streamers across the cabin (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

Another added: “Congratulations! She looks beautiful and he has great hair. A LUV match made in the heavens…literally.”

“This is so lovely! What an experience for everyone there!”

another passenger handed out a notebook for the cabin to sign with their well-wishes and seat numbers as a makeshift guestbook (Southwest Airlines Facebook).
another passenger handed out a notebook for the cabin to sign with their well-wishes and seat numbers as a makeshift guestbook (Southwest Airlines Facebook).

Meanwhile, another quipped: “Congratulations to these two. I was on this flight. Hate to be the downer, but this flight was very late getting into Las Vegas.”

Topics: Travel, Real Life, Life, Wedding

Gabriella Ferlita
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