To avoid the worst-case situation of your proposal being ruined by an airport security scanner, a UK airport has launched a new “secret code” service to keep your engagement plans discreet.
After all, it’s not very romantic having an airport security worker holding the ring.
Metro reports that East Midlands Airport has launched a service designed to help anyone trying to sneak an engagement ring past security without alerting your future fiancé.
You can contact the airport before your holiday to obtain the code for the service, which you then mention to security staff. They’ll guide you to a separate lane, away from your partner, so they don’t see your best-laid plans.
Matthew Quinney, East Midlands Airport’s head of security, told Nottingham Post:
It would put a big damper on someone’s meticulously planned romantic trip if their big surprise was revealed even before they’ve boarded the plane.
Arguably, there are more romantic places to be proposed to than in our security hall.
If you’re in the East Midlands and you want to arrange this, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun fact: You can also carry a wedding dress into the aircraft cabin as long as it complied with hand baggage rules.
You know, if you’re being very quick about the engagement.