Thu, Mar 14, 2013 3:27 PM EDT
Three flight attendants manning a JetBlue flight from California to New York are receiving accolades after helping an engaged couple not just enjoy their flight but say “I do.”
The couple, Rick and Liam, who asked that their last names not be used, traveled in December from Burbank, Calif., to New York City, where they planned to wed, just the two of them, at New York City Hall on 12-12-12.
Once aboard JetBlue Flight 350, the couple revealed to two of the flight’s three attendants, in an off-hand conversation, the happy reason they were aboard that flight.
Moments later the flight attendants, identified by JetBlue as Virginia, Nichola and Dan, presented the couple with a “beautifully wrapped blue basket of the delicious JetBlue snacks and a congratulations card with handwritten notes from each of them,” according to a letter sent by Rick and Liam to JetBlue CEO Dave Barger.
The couple’s plans to say “I do” hit a snag however, mid-flight, when Virginia, a New York City resident, informed them that New York state law requires a marriage witness. The flight attendant, a complete stranger to the couple just hours earlier, then volunteered to serve as their witness in her time off from work.
On Dec. 12, two days after their memorable flight landed, Virginia met the couple at New York City Hall, biking from her home to their wedding location in freezing temperatures. She also came wearing a dress color-coordinated with the couple’s wedding day attire, something she had coordinated with the two via phone conversations and text messages in the two days between their arrival to New York City and their wedding day.. …
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