Newly released footage reveals how Matthew Hedges, 32, from Marlow pops the question to his girlfriend of two years, Zosia Katnik, 30, mid-way through their easyJet flight from London Luton to Majorca earlier this month.
Matthew had planned the romantic event with a little help from the Captain and cabin crew of flight EZY2277 to create his perfect proposal.
Beginning with a captain’s announcement who identified Zosia by her seat number and name during his mid-flight update, he went on to tell her and the rest of the passengers that they were going to make this flight a really memorable one. Beckoned to the front, Matthew and the cabin crew organised themselves and returned to aisle 10, where he addressed the rest of the passengers, and then his bride-to-be with his proposal.
Cabin crew members positioned themselves along the aisle and held up three cards, together reading the question ‘Will. You. Marry Him?’ Getting down on one knee, Matthew then revealed the engagement ring and asked the all-important question.
Needless to say she did not hesitate to say YES!
The couple were given a celebratory bottle of champagne on the house, and also enjoyed a visit to the cockpit once their flight had landed. They plan to revisit Majorca next year to plan their wedding and will return again to tie the knot in 2018.
Matthew said: “We are both really happy. Zosia always finds the Captain’s voice reassuring to know she is in good hands so I wanted the crew to be part of the proposal. After quite some time in the planning it couldn’t have gone better. And she said YES!”
An easyJet spokesman said: “We were excited to be asked to be involved in the couple’s big moment and would like to congratulate them on their on board engagement.”