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Couple Gets Married on a Southwest Airlines Flight: WATCH!

A couple decided that there was no place they'd rather get married than on an airplane.

Not a private plane. Not a plane on the ground. Just a regular, commercial aircraft full of other passengers.

It's a strange story, but very touching, especially when you see how much everyone else played along. Take a look:

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"Airplane wedding" might sound like the premise of some god-awful romantic comedy (not all of them are, but this one would be).

Seeing it play out in real life, on the other hand, shows that it can be pretty sweet.

Michael and Renee used the airplane aisle as their, well, aisle. Renee walked towards Michael while Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" played, because of course.

The pilot of the Southwest flight addressed the entire plane over the intercom, saying:

"They met each other four years ago," the pilot announced. "And this weekend decided to make it at least another four years,"

Everybody's a comedian.

"They met on a Match.com date," the pilot also shared. "And yes, ladies and gentleman, it really does work."

"They were in beautiful Baltimore when they met," the pilot added. "And it’s happily ever after from there."

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Their vows were appropriately tongue-in-cheek under the circumstances.

"I, Michael, take you, Renee, to be my wife, my partner in life, and my travel companion when I become a Rapid Reward Member today, tomorrow and forever."

That's very cute.

(They danced down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever," which is gross, but it's inclear whether they or a passanger chose that music)

Skylee Campbell was one of the many passengers who captured this precious moment on video.

"Can’t think of a better way to spend a late-night, 5 hour flight," Skylee wrote. "Other than watching a wedding happen on the plane!"

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It makes sense that the airlines are happy to oblige.

First of all, it gives flight attendants and pilots a break from, you know, the mundane agony of just doing their jobs like they do on every other flight.

Second of all, it gives new, free good press for the airline. Do you know how rare that is, these days?

How many videos have we all seen of people getting dragged off of airplanes?

Earlier this month, there were overlapping horror stories from airplanes. One was of a man removed for his foul body odor.

Another was of a man who, according to the woman who was seated beside him, was allegedly masturbating during the flight.

So, yes, a heartwarming story that takes place on an airplane is clearly welcome. From their perspective.

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There are ethical concerns to getting marred in a plane in this manner.

The ceremony is sweet, sure. But … the passengers didn't sign up for this.

These two were effectively tying the knot in front of a captive audience who, rather than being invited to a wedding ceremony between strangers, found themselves immersed in it against their will.

Sometimes public proposals happen like this, but it usually only monopolizes a minute or two of people's time.

This was a whole wedding ceremony, and the captain was speaking over the intercom. That's not exactly easy to avoid.

On top of that … imagine having to go to the bathroom while on the flight. That's an unpleasant prospect at any point, because the process of flying is an exercise in misery.

But interrupting a wedding that you never asked to attend adds extra unpleasantness to being squeezed into a small nightmare bathroom while hurtling through the clouds in a metal tube.

Still … we haven't actually heard any complaints.

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The flight crew reportedly had all of the passengers activate their overhead lights to illuminate the aisle.

It's such a cute story.

Apparently, the crew was happy to comply.

This couple is hardly the first to get married on a flight, and they won't be the last.

Honestly, airplane tickets might be expensive considering the conditions that people endure on flights, but they can't compare to the price of a more traditional wedding.

Good for these two for thinking outside of the box.

And good for the flight crew and passengers for indulging them.

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Woman Called a “Smelly Fatty” on a Flight … But Then a Hero Intervened

Flying on an airplane is an exercise in misery. This is even more true for people who are even slightly larger than average.

One woman’s worst nightmare became a reality when the man seated beside her referred to her as a “smelly fatty.” She broke down into tears.

She says that this is when a heroic other passenger stepped in.

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In a lengthy post to Facebook, Samantha Phillips shares the story of her humiliation.

“I am only sharing this story of what happened to me today in hopes that the person who stuck up for me will somehow be recognized..”

She gets her wish. Whoops, sorry, that’s a spoiler.

“I’ve been on airplanes for the past three weeks. My flight to Chicago was changed to an earlier flight because of storms, so I didn’t get to pick my seat like a normally do.”

Not ideal at all.

“I always try to sit in a row where I don’t have to sit next to anyone.”

That’s good. Even a window seat is preferable to being stuck in the middle.

“I’m not the biggest person on the airplane, but I’m not the smallest.”

That’s true for most people. Technically, that’s true for all but two people on any given flight. But it seems that she is self-conscious about her weight.

“My worst nightmare is someone being uncomfortable because they have to sit next to me.

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“My seat was assigned at the gate, and when we boarded I was sitting next to an older guy who said he was a comedian.”

That’s how you know that it’s going to be either a great flight or a terrible one.

Samantha got the latter.

“He looked like he was in his 60s and had on bright yellow sunglasses. He stood up so I could get into my seat next to the window.”

This is when the trouble started.

“As soon as I got buckled, he sat back down. The flight attendant started the safety speech and he got his phone out (with huge font and the screen brightness turned all the way up).”

As people age, often eyesight can fail, requiring that they zoom in a little more on their devices. The results can be that it looks like people are using some sort of Fisher Price edition of their phone’s OS.

It also makes their texts almost impossible to not see for those around them.

“His phone was maybe 12 inches from my face and he proceeded to text someone that he was sitting next to ‘a smelly fatty.'”

That is … unspeakable.

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As you can imagine, this woman was mortified and crushed.

“I don’t even know what the rest of his text said. I turned my head away as fast as I could.”

Some have tried to shame her for “snooping.” When words are that size, you can’t help but see them. And she was not the only one who saw.

“I was shocked and it was like confirmation of the negative things I think about myself on a daily basis.”

It’s everyone with a self esteem issue’s worst nightmare — learning that others see them the way that they see themselves.

“Before I knew it, I could feel hot, salty tears coming down my face. I sat and cried silently, hoping this guy didn’t try to make small talk.”

Sometimes, something hits you in the emotions before you can safely dissociate. It catches you off guard and the tears come out.

“Because I didn’t trust how I would react and I didn’t want to get kicked off the plane. I was so hurt.”

Of course. What a horrible, impossible situation.

“The pilot came overhead and said there would be a 30 minute delay before he could take off — great. Just more time I would have to sit next to this creep.”

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“We sat on the runway waiting for the OK to take off for about 10 minutes- I sat there unable to stop silently crying.”

Sometimes, humiliation and emotional pain has a snowball effect and cannot be easily silenced.

“I was scrunching myself up against the wall as far as I could. All of a sudden, someone from behind us taps on the guy’s shoulder and says, ‘Hey- I need to talk to you.'”

That someone from behind them was a guy named Chase Irwin.

“The guy next to me takes out his headphones. Someone behind us says, ‘We are switching seats. Now.'”

Way to take charge, dude.

“‘The guy next to me said, ‘OK- why?’ And I hear someone say (removing curse words), ‘You are texting about her, and I’m not putting up with that.'”

When you’re texting in a big-ass font that people beside you and seated on another row can read, you might as well be speaking out loud.

“A guy comes and sits next to me and is shocked when he sees me crying. He asked if I saw the texts and I nodded yes.”

That was probably difficult to admit.

“He encouraged me not to let that guy get to me and that everything was going to be fine. We talked about Ross and the kids, his two year old son, our jobs, amongst other things. “

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“He said he just happened to see that guy’s text messages he started shaking he was so mad and knew he had to do something.”

Most people would probably just sit there and feel sorry for her, or sit there and wish the rude texter dead, or both. This guy actually did something about it.

“He stopped the flight attendant and told her what he was about to do.”

So this wall all sanctioned by the flight crew.

“I told him thank you for what he did and that it meant the world to me — and that he would be my husband’s new favorite person.”

Ours, too!

“The flight attendant kept trying to give him free drinks and told him that he was her hero.  “

As pictured, Chase even got recognized by his place of employment. It’s what he deserves.

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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing, Passenger Tweets CRAZY Details

WARNING TO ALL READERS:

You may not want to read the rest of this post if you ever want to fly in an airplane ever again…

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On Tuesday afternoon, a Southwest Airlines flight en route from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Dallas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of the engines blew and a passenger got nearly sucked out of a window as a result.

As confirmed by a map via FlightAware, Southwest Flight 1380 was headed west/southwest when it took a sharp turn east, back towards Philadelphia.

Accounts from passengers on board have confirmed that an engine on the left side of the plane exploded mid-flight, causing shrapnel to fly across the aisle.

Incredibly, only one person was injured from the blast and he/she was tended to by medical personnel aboard the aircraft.

“We are aware that Southwest flight #1380 from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Dallas Love Field (DAL) has diverted to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL),” said Southwest in a statement, adding:

“We are in the process of transporting Customers and Crew into the terminal. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, has 143 Customers and five Crewmembers onboard.

“We are in the process of gathering more information.

“Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our Customers and Crews at this time.”

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As news continues to break regarding exactly what happened, passengers have started to share photos from the plane on social media.

For example, Kristopher Johnson snapped the picture below and shared it to Twitter, thanking the Southwest crew “for a great job getting us to the ground safely after losing in engine.”

Marty Martinez, meanwhile, shared a Facebook live video that depicts him with an oxygen mask on.

“Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!!” he says in the footage.

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Martinez later talked to CBS News after the plane had landed in Philadelphia, explaining something went wrong about a half hour into the trip.

“All of a sudden, we heard an explosion and I come to find out that the engine exploded on the left side of the plane,” he said.

“That explosion caused one of the windows to explode in row 17 of the plane, which was just two aisles over from me.”

Added Martinez:

“I thought I was cataloging the last moments of my existence. It was absolutely terrifying.”

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Then there was Todd Baur, the father of one passenger onboard, who told NBC Philadelphia that a woman was nearly sucked out of the broken window.

She “was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane” and “was pulled back in by other passengers,” Baur said, adding that she was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Philadelphia Airport has Tweeted that passengers should expect delays following an order (since lifted) from the Federal Aviation Administration that had been preventing flights en route to Philadelphia from taking off.

Crazy, right?

While this near-catastrophe might scare some folks away some flying, it may actually encourage others to feel even safer in the sky.

After all… an engine actually blew up and the plane was still able to land safely, with no fatalities.

Pretty amazing, no?

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UPDATE: The FAA has issued its statement on what happened to Southwest flight 1380.

It reads as follows:

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 landed at Philadelphia International Airport this morning after the crew reported damage to one of the aircraft’s engines, as well as the fuselage and at least one window.

The aircraft, which departed from New York LaGuardia Airport, diverted to Philadelphia, where it landed at 11:20 a.m. Eastern.

Passengers exited the aircraft using air stairs. Please contact local emergency response officials for information on the condition of the passengers.

The FAA is investigating the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

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Dog Forced Into Overhead Bin Dies on Board United Flight

United Airlines has once again made news for all the wrong reasons.

And we mean the seriously wrong, disturbing, inhumane reasons.

Consider yourselves warned: the following story is truly horrifying…

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Multiple news outlets are reporting that a family’s 10-month old French Bulldog died on board a flight from Houston to New York on Monday after a stewardess forced its owner to place the canine in an overhead bin.

The dog belonged to a woman named Catalina Castano, her 11-year-old daughter and her two-month-old son, who were traveling from Texas to LaGuardia Airport after visiting their father and husband, Brayan.

Per Buzzfeed, Castano carried her puppy, Kokito, with her in a standard pet carrier and at first placed the pet under the seat in front of her.

Brayan Castano says his wife paid the pet carrier fee ahead of time, yet a flight attendant still insisted that the dog reside in the overhead bin throughout the trip.

“My wife repeatedly asked her to let her keep the dog by her feet,” Brayan Castano says, adding:

“She then asked her if the dog would be OK. The flight attendant wouldn’t let her keep Kokito by her feet and assured her that he would be fine. Witnesses can attest to that.”

Indeed, witnesses have attested to that.

Maggie Gremminger was seated behind Castano and her kids and told People Magazine the following:

After the flight attendant asked her to move [the bag] above, the woman adamantly refused, communicating her dog was in the bag. There was some back and forth before finally the flight attendant convinced her to move the carrier to the bin above.

Gremminger says the dog barked during takeoff and then frequently during initial turbulence.

After 30 minutes or so, however, the dog grew silent.

When the plane landed and Castano retrieved her bag… the dog was dead inside of it.

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Gremminger relayed the subsequent awful scene to People:

“A stranger offered to hold her newborn while she sat on the floor, there in the airplane aisle. She was holding her dog and rocking back and forth. Her daughter was also crying.

“People who could not see what was happening were confused as to what was going on.

“I tried to encourage people to let them off first but it was confusing and so we waited for the rows to filter out. It was absolutely horrible.”

With this story having gone viral, airline spokesperson Maggie Schmerin has provided the following statement to the press:

This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin.

We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them.

We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again.

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Brayan Castano tells Buzzfeed that his family is crushed by the loss of their dog, who would have turned a year old on April 30.

He says his wife and daughter haven’t stopped crying, concluding:

“This type of ‘accident’ should never happen.

“Why is it that the flight attendant didn’t know the airline in cabin pet policy? We feel we’ve lost a family member. Nothing can remedy that.”

Back in April, United was also in the news after a passenger was left battered and bruised after being forcibly removed from his seat.

This same airline also booted a girl off a flight last year because she was wearing leggings.

Relive that incident below while you recoil in horror over what transpired on Monday regarding this poor dog and his family:

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Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Passenger Who Won’t Stop Farting

Passenger 57?

More like Flatulence 57, folks!

Don’t worry. This genius joke will make a lot more sense in just a few moments…

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According to multiple news outlets (who apparently lacked a lot of hard news to report on over the weekend), a Transavia Airlines pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol several days ago.

The reason for said emergency landing?

Two female passengers on board the plane continually asked another passenger to please stop passing gas.

When this third passenger refused to do so, a loud argument broke out and gave the pilot no choice but to quell the smelly chaos by cutting the trip short.

Following a warning from crew members that did not to prevent the farting or the subsequent fighting, the plane was diverted to Vienna Airport.

Police boarded the plane after it landed and removed two women and two men that the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage,” Metro reports.

This publication adds that the two women were sisters and that authorities brought a dog on board as well, presumably because canines have an especially great senses of smell.

And we guess such an ability would come in handy during this sort of situation.

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“We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything,” said Nora Lacchab, one of the women.

She added:

“All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”

She and her sibling are thinking about filing a lawsuit against the airline.

All four passengers were released from police custody without being charged.

However, all have been banned from flying Transavia Airlines ever again.

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Said the company in a statement:

“Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that.

“They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots.”

Makes sense to us.

The thing is, we still don’t know the name of the person who actually dealt the farts.

In our experience, however, it was likely the same person who smelt them.

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