SAS Airlines to Host First Gay In-Flight Wedding On Flight

Here’s a wedding that will go down in history: SAS Airlines, VisitSweden, and the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network have teamed up to remind the world—in a pretty over-the-top way—that they love the gays. The partnership recently launched a social media contest campaign in which the winners will get to be the first same-sex couple to wed onboard one of their A340 flights between Stockholm and New York on December 6.

The “Love is in the Air” contest, which started early this month, will offer one European couple and one American couple the opportunity to have an unforgettable marriage and honeymoon in Sweden. The winning couple from America will not only get to wed in the business-class cabin in which they’ll fly, but they’ll receive two nights accommodation at the world-renowned ICEHOTEL, three nights accommodation in Stockholm’s Hotel Skeppsholmen, and a VIP Stockholm package. The couple will be truly free to celebrate their love: Sweden is incredibly gay-friendly. In fact, Scandinavia was the first region in the world to recognize same-sex unions in the form of “registered partnerships.”

So come on, gay men and women. It’s an easy contest. All you have to do is create a profile on the “Love Is In The Air” website, upload a photo or video presentation on why your relationship is winning material, answer a few questions, and then publish it for the public to vote. Oh, and be willing to tie the knot. Life-long commitment aside, the process is a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, it comes gratis as part of the wedding — in addition to a wedding menu, a reception, and everything else wedding-related in the business-class converted wedding hall. Considering the nature of the event and the destination, I wouldn’t be surprised if the pre-arranged wedding band is ABBA.

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