Best inflight wedding ever?


LATAM Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on May 13, 2016 from Wolfe Air Aviation Learjet 25B.

The past few months have had a few fun stories about inflight romance. On United’s final 747 flight a couple got engaged and on one of Delta’s 747 Farewell Tour flights a pilot/cabin crew couple got hitched. Today’s story from South America tops both of those.

Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi both work as cabin crew for LATAM. The two were married in a civil ceremony but never had the religious wedding they planned; an earthquake destroyed the church in 2010 and it seems they never found a suitable replacement site. Apparently a flight turned out to be the right place.



This one is special because of the officiant: Pope Francis.

The Pope took time out during one of the flights on his tour of Chile and Peru to officiate the wedding in the sky. It is the first time the Pope has performed a wedding in flight and a pretty great story overall.



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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.

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