easyJet's in-flight weddings won't be taking off

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Those of you looking forward to getting married mid-air will have to wait; easyJet's request earlier this month to have its pilots be authorized to wed couples in flight was turned down. The Luton, UK-based low-cost airline, one of Europe's largest, claimed that it received many requests from couples seeking to tie the knot on board, and was aiming to be the first airline to offer in-flight weddings. But the Luton Borough Council axed the proposal, saying that "current law does not permit a civil marriage or civil partnership taking place on board an aircraft... But we would be happy to consider licensing easyJet's ground facilities at London Luton Airport.”

easyJet's Andrew McConnell was less than pleased with the outcome. "We are of course very disappointed by this news. It would appear that faceless bureaucrats in windowless offices have scuppered the dreams of many who wished to get married in the air."