The EasyJet plans to give the passengers a possibility to get married during the flights came to naught, because the Bedfordshire county council rejected this proposal. Thus the Airline was forced to stop with its plans to attract more adventurer couples, who would be interested in not trivial ways of introduction into marriage like to dive under water, to jump with a parachute, including to have a wedding in skies during the flight.
The airline also planed to issue to pilots licenses for carrying out of wedding ceremonies. If the pilots acquire the right to register marriages, then the pilots of EasyJet would occupy simultaneously two posts. Unfortunately all these plans will not come into reality after the decision of the council to forbid an authorisation of such form of wedding organization at more than 30,000 ft.
The council spokeswoman explained this decision with the argument that the law forbids a marriage to take a place ‘on board an aircraft”, but suppose to make the wedding ceremonies at London Luton Airport.
He added that it is necessary to include representatives of local authority in organization of any civil ceremony and it is not the pilot, who should make this ceremony valid, but superintendent registrar.
A number of people, who have planned eventual future marriage on the board of the airplane, were disappointed after this decision of the council.
Here are the words of Andrew McConnell, the easyJet’s UK representative, who comment this prohibition: “It would appear that faceless bureaucrats in windowless offices have scuppered the dreams of many who wished to get married in the air.”
If the proposal of EasyJet was accepted, this airline would be the first airline, which would offer the original service of weddings in the skies.