It was on August 16 when the Xiamen Air mishap in NAIA took place. All flights to and from Manila where either cancelled or delayed. This included Philippine Airlines flight 659 travelling from Dubai to Manila. Amidst the chaos and all on the ground, a beautiful event unfolded onboard that flight as a passenger knelt to his girlfriend to ask for her yes when he asked her "will you marry me?"
A passenger to the name of Jan Robinson Allapitan posted the video of his proposal where the cabin crew were his so called "accomplice". Well, he planned a proposal gimmick for a flight from Dubai straight to Manila but never did he expect that his flight would be diverted to Vietnam which quite diminished his excitement. Well, he still managed somehow to show the wedding ring to the cabin crew and they decided to agree whent to pull-off this proposal and how they will do it. The flight purser also took part of the proposal.
Here was Mr. Allapitan's story which he posted on his Facebook account:
Finally she said YES!!!
Here's the story
From Dubai to Manila flight PR 659 Philippine Airlines PAL
I planned this marriage proposal long months before. I choose the best airline because I need the best crew. The scenario was always been in my mind but this time I had to execute it very perfectly but it didn't go as planned. The flight has been diverted to Vietnam due to closure of manila airport. I felt sad, the excitement in my heart has gone. But before we landed in Vietnam, I showed the engagement ring to one of the flight attendant. He told me we can do it later when we get back on board. We stayed in Vietnam for one day. We had a very nice hotel good dinner, once again thanks to PAL.
Next day we boarded the airplane,the airport in Manila was now opened. As soon as I see the flight attendant I ask him about my marriage proposal and he quickly agreed as soon as they finished serving the foods on flight.
30 mins left, we are about to reach manila still nothing happens. So I thought maybe they are too busy. I decided to go to washroom then one of them informed me this is the time he asked me "are you ready? The senior flight attendant is coming and she will do the drama" and all the flight attendants at the back were teasing me which makes me more nervous.
I look at May Bondoc Agmata at her seat and the purser was already talking at her she's making the best acting skills.
They asked her to go to the middle of the airplane and told me go and follow. Walking towards her makes me feel more nervous because all the passengers were looking at me, everyone looks confuse what was happening.
As soon as I reach her the FA ask her " what is your status, are you single?" at that point I bend my knees and ask her... If you are single, will you marry me?
And she said YES!!!
I didn't expect the passengers reactions (you can hear from the video)
I felt so much happy I can't describe it.
Thanks Phillipine Airlines flight PR 659. You guys are awesome! God bless you. You are now my official airline.
Uwian na mga bes!!
Congratulations Mr. Jan Robinson Allapitan and Ms. May Bondoc Agmata! May God bless you with a beautiful marriage ahead! Please do watch the video at the bottom. Congratulations also the the PAL PR659 crew!