Man surprises girlfriend by proposing as she boards plane, one year after they met on flight
A couple who met after sitting next to each other on a Southwest airline flight are now engaged to be married.
Cathlyn Jones chose to sit next to Michael Davis on a Southwest flight, which had unassigned seating, and by the end of the flight, the pair had swapped numbers, and a week later they went on a date.
They have now been together for a year, so when Michael decided to pop the question, he naturally wanted to get Southwest involved.
Michael discovered the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas, where they boast the first Southwest plane. The baseball player then got Cathlyn's family involved in the ruse, and made his would-be fiancée think that she was filming a commercial for a girls' trip to Dallas. He even went so far as to send her a fake itinerary.
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Ultimately, Cathlyn boarded the plan to find Michael waiting on one knee, while their respective families stood outside and waved through the windows.
Because Michael is a professional baseball player, the couple is apart for seven months of the year, so Cathlyn was completely taken by surprise.
She later told Insider that Southwest had even gotten involved in the celebrations.
"They sent us a bottle of champagne with our names, engagement date, and the flight number we met on engraved on the bottle," she said.
"I boarded the flight and saw a cute guy around my age sitting in the exit row of the flight. I thought to myself, 'Why not? He's handsome and I get extra legroom,'" Jones told Insider when speaking about how she met Michael.
"I think it is so important to always be open to engaging in a conversation with a stranger," she continued. "Southwest has always been my favorite airline to fly on, but I love them even more now after meeting my future husband on it."