Love is in the air: Air hostess gets shock of her life as boyfriend proposes at 35,000 feet after whirlwind romance
17:48 GMT, 18 September 2012
An air hostess got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend sneaked onto her flight and popped the question at 35,000 feet.
Lucinda Taylor, 21 who was working as a cabin crew member for BMI baby, was serving passengers onboard the flight from Birmingham to Barcelona when her partner Kieran carried out the romantic stunt.
‘I was completely in shock, I started crying,’ says Lucinda. ‘I think some of the passengers might have clicked what was going on, but they all started cheering and clapping – everyone loved it.’
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High on love: Kieran Pallet proposes to air-hostess girlfriend Lucinda Taylor at 35,000 feet
Magic moment: Kieran pops the question in front of 129 passengers
Kieran, 20, who had been given the go-ahead by Lucinda's cabin manager, sneaked onto the aircraft while wearing a disguise and tried to blend in with the 129 passengers prior to the proposal.
He leapt into action around 30 minutes into the flight, 35,000 feet above France.
‘The other crew member told everyone that there was going to be a special announcement for someone on board,’ said Kieran
‘Then I sneaked up behind Lucinda and took her by both hands, she didn't recognise me at first!
‘I told her how much I love her and got down on one knee and proposed in front of all the other passengers.
'I was completely in shock': An overwhelmed Lucinda accepts her boyfriend's proposal
Whirlwind romance: The couple have only been dating since April
Kieran says Louise’s work colleagues played a huge part in helping him pull off the shock proposal.
‘It was arranged for Lucinda to work at the back of the plane and I took a seat at the front. She had no idea!' he adds.
The couple, who only met in April of this year, are now planning a wedding in 2014.
‘It is a bit of whirlwind romance, but when you know you love someone, you just know,’ said Kieran.
Lucinda, who now works in a hotel, admits she was overwhelmed by Kieran’s gesture and can’t wait to marry him..
‘He's such a shy person, really quiet so it was a bit of a shock. He's always been really romantic though,' she says.
‘I just knew straight away he was the one. He would go to all this effort for me. I'm so happy!'
Putting a ring on it: Lucinda shows off her sparkler. 'He's always been really romantic,' she says
Heading down the aisle: Lucinda and Kieran are now planning a wedding in 2014
Watch a video of Kieran's proposal: