Britain loves to fly


Whether it is a dream holiday, a romantic city break, a critical business meeting, or a trip to see family that are far away, we all have fond flying memories. As traffic in our skies grows, more of us may miss an important moment we would have treasured, due to delays or cancellations.

To remind us why these changes are important, we’re sharing your flying stories below.

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Joe wanted to propose to Jane

Joe wanted to propose to Jane


Joe planned a trip to Prague to propose to his girlfriend of five years, Jane. It was timed perfectly; due to land in Prague, check in and then head out to dinner in time for sunset. Joe had spent hours researching the right way to ‘pop the question’. He found the perfect restaurant and made sure to book a table weeks in advance. He wanted to propose on the Friday, so they could celebrate (if she said yes!) over the remaining days, before flying back on Sunday evening. Joe and Jane’s flight from the UK was delayed by three hours, which meant they missed sunset and his perfectly planned moment. Joe’s delayed flight left him heartbroken and having to rearrange the opportunity he had planned for months.

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Tracey from Manchester was hoping to propose to her girlfriend of 7 years during a weekend break to Vienna earlier this year. She’d booked tickets to the Opera on the Friday night with the intention of proposing during the interval. However, their flight was cancelled and the next available flight out of Manchester wasn’t until the Saturday lunchtime.  They eventually arrived in their favourite city on the Saturday afternoon, but spirits were at such an all-time low that Tracey skipped the proposal.

Tracey Fraser

Tracey planned to propose in Vienna

Tracey planned to propose in Vienna