With Groundhog Day behind us and St Patrick’s Day ahead, it makes sense to celebrate a cheesy holiday in February. Valentine’s Day puts love, roses and chocolates in the minds of some while others grimace and wait for it to end. Airports can be emotional places on the best of days and when matters of the heart are front and center February 14th, many airlines and airports smile and feel the love.
One airline is doing their part to ease the heartache of solo travel by facilitating match-making in flight. Australia’s JetStar is offering personalized feng shui analysis, and will pairup passengers with compatible zodiac signs, or at least those wishing to find love with a fellow traveler.
Singapore Airlines got in the spirit in 2014 at Singapore Changi Airport where passengers were offered heart-shaped chocolates and serenaded by crew members performing love songs. British Airways believes love is a shared experience and is running Valentine’s specials with romantic extras such as the “Perfect Kiss Guide” through the most romantic spots in Prague.
Whisking your sweetheart away for a romantic is weekend is grand, but if you want more than a holiday and you’d like to lock your travel buddy in for life, here are an array of in-flight proposals to help you execute the perfect question-popping technique in flight. And if surprising your significant other with an in-flight proposal isn’t romantic enough, you’ll love the marketing stunt by viral video experts WestJet. In an effort to promote their #WestJetLove contest this Valentine’s Day, the airline launched a video campaign, hosted by WestJet flight attendant Ian. The video follows the story of two men as they fly to Barbados with their girlfriends and plan their proposals. The catch: The men don’t know when they’ll be proposing, and Ian delights in playing with their emotions. In true WestJet form, the video is heart-warming, inspiring and most of all, romantic.
If you’re planning to travel this Valentine’s Day beware of the love in the air. You never know when it may waft over you and what the effects might be. All you can hope for is that it comes in the form of a chocolate.