I love a good wedding travel story…


I love a good wedding. And I love travel. And I love great stories. Today is a day I get to see all three mixed together into pure awesome.

JetBlue is sharing the details today of their in-flight crewmembers going above and beyond to make a NYC wedding happen. The gist of it is that a couple was flying in to NYC to get married and it happened to come up in conversation with the Flight Attendants on the transcon flight. The FAs feted the couple in flight, which is great, but one of the three went even further. You see, in New York there is a requirement that a third party serve as witness to a wedding. The couple didn’t know that and they didn’t have anyone else to fill that role in New York. So Virginia, one of the FAs, offered to fill that role.

I’ve filled the role in a similar situation, helping a random couple who I met via FlyerTalk get married on the Brooklyn Bridge nearly 5 years ago. I cannot agree more with the attitude one of the other FAs on board, Dan, expresses, "I don’t even think it’s going above and beyond—it’s just about doing something human, and caring for other people."

Just a great story in every sense.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

4 Comments

  1. Right you are, that’s a great story. I also agree with the FA when she said “it’s just about doing something human, and caring for other people”. There is always room in one’s day to be kind to others. Such as holding the elevator door for that person who is rushing to make it, or simply allowing someone with just a few items to cut ahead of you at the check out counter. Besides, I do think is cool to be nice!

  2. Heart warming! It was also refreshing that it was called a wedding story (and not a “gay” wedding story).

    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness”

  3. And don’t forget about meeting stories on planes.. 10 years ago this past January, I met my wife on a BA flight from LHR – IAD. I’d really like to give her a copy of her boarding pass to go with mine (which I retained from that trip).

    I’m still paying for that flight to this day – but it’s worth it. We still travel entirely too much!

  4. Way to go JetBlue, you have some great people working for you. What a great thing for your employee to do. Slip her a nice bonus, you can’t buy advertising this good. Keep up the good work. Really refreshing to read something good about an airline company.

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