Man Uses Fake In-Flight Video to Pull Off Mile-High Proposal

Patrick Marsden got very creative!

ByJoi-marie Mckenzie
July 22, 2016, 3:50 PM

— -- One travel lover got super creative when it came to proposing to his girlfriend of four years.

Patrick Marsden told ABC News he and his girlfriend Molly Beucher love to travel. So before getting on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Sao Paulo, Brazil, he contacted United Airlines to get some help to pull off a mile-high proposal using a fake in-flight video.

"I knew that I wanted to do some travel-themed proposal," Marsden, 32, said of his inspiration. "Like all great decisions, it occurred to me in the bath."

After contacting customer service for permission, he and his close friends filmed a video matching the airline's YouTube video promoting its in-flight dining options.

In the video posted by the airline Thursday, Marsden pops up unexpectedly onscreen and says, "As you might have worked out by now this isn't actually a video about your in-flight dining options. What it is is a fairly elaborate way to ask a question that I've been wanting to ask you for quite some time."

"It was the last place she'd expect it," Marsden said of his plan.

Marsden recalled that 10 minutes before the flight, he "got very nervous." Still, the video worked!

Beucher, 29, is seen cupping her mouth in surprise in the heartwarming video. She eventually says yes and passengers, along with the cabin crew, applaud.

The two celebrated by sharing champagne on the plane ride to Brazil. "It was very festive," Marsden added.

The Santa Monica, California, man said he's looking forward to marrying Beucher in Havana, Cuba, next spring. He added that he's looking forward to "even more laughter and travel."

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