Lonely Planet Writer

An Australian pilot proposed to his girlfriend during an in-flight announcement

In-flight announcements can be pretty easy to ignore for many frequent flyers, but one pilot recently used the intercom for a very important announcement that certainly got one passenger’s attention.


Captain Ellis, a Qantas pilot for the last 30 years, took the mic to ask a question. In a video posted by Qantas, Ellis explained that there’s someone special on the flight, his girlfriend Anna. He said that while she is on her way to South America to visit her family, he wanted to ensure she would come back to him in Australia. He then goes on to ask the question: “Quieres casarte conmigo? Will you marry me?”

Ellis then heads to her seat with a ring and a bouquet, and gets down on one knee. Naturally, Anna accepted the proposal – much to the delight of the other passengers.