He put a wing on it
Love was in the air on board a British Airways flight to Cyprus this week when a romantic customer put a ‘wing’ on it with the ultimate sky high proposal.
With the help of a little ‘BA Magic’ Joseph Harding popped the most important question of his life to his partner of nearly two years, Nicola Lewington, on Wednesday’s BA2672 from Gatwick to Larnaca – and fortunately she said yes!
The airline commissioned London musical duo, Jack and Joel, who created and performed a song especially for the romantic’s big moment with lyrics incorporating Joe’s favourite things about his girlfriend, loaded extra Champagne and even had their headrest covers embroidered with ‘Mr Harding and Mrs Harding to-be’ as a reminder of the flight.
Joe Harding, 41, who met Nicki two years ago when he walked past the bakery she works in, said: “I’d been planning to ask Nicki to marry me for some time but I wasn’t sure where and how. I knew getting down on one knee mid-flight would be a complete surprise so I wrote in to British Airways in the hope that they would be able to help me. All the little touches allowed me to show Nicki just how much I love her and I’m really thankful to British Airways for helping me make the proposal extra special.”
Bride-to-be, Nicki Lewington, 48, from Southampton, said: “I was absolutely speechless when I saw Joe walking down the aisle with notecards. I’m so made up with the way he proposed, it really was like a scene from Love Actually. There is no topping this one, we are walking on air. It definitely hasn’t sunk in yet!”
Captain Amit Saini, said: “We witness some amazing moments in airports and in the air. Whether it’s heading home to see loved ones or taking children for their very first overseas holiday, travel can be special.
“When Joe approached us saying he wanted to propose on board one of our flights, we really wanted to help him make his big moment that little bit more memorable.
“We’ve met and surprised some incredible people over the past year and now we are looking for more people to surprise and help. Over the next few months we’ll be creating even more magic for our customers all over the globe.”
British Airways is asking customers who have booked a trip with them to email their stories in, in the hope of making their trip a little bit more magical.
Customers can visit the BA Magic page to watch Joe and Nicky’s video and share their own story.