A Scandinavian airline is searching for a gay couple with a head for heights after announcing plans to host the first ever airborne same-sex wedding. SAS plans to hold the unusual nuptials in December, when one lucky couple will be walking down an altogether different sort of aisle.
The carrier is currently accepting entries, and the winning would-be-wedders will be chosen in an online vote. All going to plan, the successful couple will tie the knot mid-air on 6 December on a flight from Stockholm to New York. The ceremony itself will, however, have to take place in Swedish airspace where gay marriage is legal.
“It will be a very traditional wedding,” SAS spokesman Anders Lindstrom told AFP. “There will be wedding cake and dancing in the aisles.”
Lindstrom said SAS is following the lead of US airlines which have long been courting gay and lesbian passengers with targeted marketing campaigns. He added that the airline’s same-sex wedding would take place in a closed-off first-class section of the plane in case any other passengers disapprove of the mile-high matrimony.
“We don’t want to offend anyone. We hope we won’t offend anyone. It is the year 2010 after all,” said Lindstrom.