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 👰🏼 y Carlos Ciuffardi 🤵🏼 contrajeron matrimonio en pleno vuelo hacia #Iquique. ¡Agradecemos a @Pontifex_es por realizar por primera vez un matrimonio a bordo! #ElVueloDeFrancisco #FranciscoEnChile pic.twitter.com/v4ClkRkMGJ
— LATAM Chile (@LATAM_CHI) January 18, 2018
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.
— Matilde Burgos (@matiburgos) January 18, 2018
This one is special because of the officiant: Pope Francis.
#Pope married an air steward & stewardess aboard his flight to Peru today. Paula Podesta & Carlos Ciuffardi were civilly married but a 2010 earthquake destroyed the church they planned to be married in. First time a pope has ever married a couple in such a way; via @AlvarodeJuana pic.twitter.com/rsOegXaCT2
— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) January 18, 2018
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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