35,000 feet

In Red Eye Wedding Over Canada, Virgin America Beats Scandinavian Air To First Gay In-Flight Ceremony

Air New Zealand might’ve featured gays in its passenger safety video, but Virgin America just trumped them with an in-flight wedding at 35,000 feet.

The San Francisco-NYC red eye flight this morning took a detour over Canadian airspace so two dudes could get married as part of its contest. Many of the passengers were still asleep during the event and awoke to news from the cockpit.

Meanwhile, the airborne nuptials trump planned ceremonies aboard SAS Scandinavian Airlines, which is shooting for winners of its “Love Is In The Air” contest to get married on two flights (one Stockholm-NYC, another NYC-Stockholm) on Dec. 6.

Maybe that’ll be the first transcontinental gay wedding?