A flight on Alaska Airlines traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle this past Friday got more entertainment on their flight than normal.
Kristy Stratton, a flight attendant for the airlines found out her mom Billie Jo Stratton, 70, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2014. A wish of her mom’s was to see where her daughter works, lives and wanted to see her get married.
Kristy, 41, has been a flight attendant for 11 years and met her now husband, Jim Larsen, 39, while on a layover in L.A. Six years later the couple decided to tie the knot on the same flight.
“I was thinking of unique wedding ideas while driving home from a red-eye about a month before the wedding and thought it’d be a cool idea to get married on that exact flight,” Kristy Stratton told the TODAY Show.
After getting the go from the airlines, Kristy got her pastor, wedding photographer and mom on the flight.
As passangers boarded the flight, they were given bubbles, chocolate roses and candy sweethearts and about one hour into the flight, a stewardess got on the loudspeaker and explained what was going on.
After the couple said “I do,” Kristy said:
“My mom has been smiling for weeks — I love it. The wedding really lifted up her spirits and she even got to spend time with us in Seattle after, too.”
Congrats to the couple. I wonder if they joined the mile high club. Just kidding.