A man proposes to his bride on a plane (includes video story)

Alex Patrikas, a Florida American Airlines pilot, went into work Monday as always. But something about this day was different from the rest.

Patrikas and his girlfriend had been together for more than two years. Aviation has always been a huge part of both of their lives. The two were flying back from Dallas, where they went to look at planes. On the way, Patrikas formed a plan to propose to his long-time girlfriend. 

“While we’re flying back I was like, you know what, this is the perfect time to do this proposal,” he recalled.

After some practice, he popped the question. She said yes, “I’m so excited to build our lives together.”

“I couldn’t have thought of any other way to do it,” is the way Alex concluded this fairytale story of love.

Geraghty Skinner is a senior in the journalism program at FIU.