Thursday, December 9, 2010

You May Now Move About The Cabin... And Kiss The Groom

Two couples – one lesbian, one gay – have made history by becoming the first same-sex couples to simultaneously marry on board an aircraft.

Global carrier SAS Scandinavian Airlines hosted the ceremony on one of their Airbus A340s between Stockholm and New York on 6 December.

Although weddings have been performed on flights previously, this is considered to be the first dual same-sex wedding of its kind.

Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of SAS, said: “SAS is the national airline of three of the world’s most liberal and progressive countries in the world, especially when it comes to LGBT rights, so we feel this is a natural celebration of love.”

The chosen couples – Aleksandar Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee, from Germany, and lesbian couple Ewa Tomaszewicz and Gosia Rawińska, from Poland – received business class return flights to New York, three nights’ luxury accommodation in Manhattan, plus a second set of honeymoon flights to Los Angeles. 

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