Airport Romance: Television Vs. Reality

Have you ever wondered if the romantic stuff you see on television and movies happens in real life? Imagine you're about to board a flight, when the person you love runs up to the gate with a bunch of flowers and shouts, "Don't go!"

Has anyone ever really done that?

Maybe it's because we all love feeling special, we've seen too many movies, or a combination of both, but something keeps driving us to believe these things happen every other weekend - to normal people. Take a look at our top three airport/aeroplane romance moments on the big and small screen...

3. Wicker Park

2. The Wedding Singer

1. Friends Finale

Just when the sceptics start to take over, proposals like this seem to give us all hope that real romance actually might culminate at airports, seconds before the departure gates close. Since the below was recorded and uploaded in 2008, proposals have come a long way. There have been proposals ranging from flash mobs to zombie dances. However, nothing can quite beat the utter romance and pure love that is shared in a crowded airport.

So, has anyone ever had a real life movie ending at the airport or in an aeroplane? Drop us a comment if yes.

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.