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“When I had a few weddings to attend one summer, Southwest offered the cheapest flights at the time from Long Island but to get there we had to go through Baltimore. While another friend and I were in the airport on our way back from a wedding, I saw a beautiful girl (Lindsay, my now wife to be) and thought to myself, ‘How come I never get that girl to sit next to me on the plane?’
After we boarded, the girl, Erin, that was traveling with Lindsay ended up sitting next to me. We started talking and I came to find out they were sisters! I was introduced to Lindsay after we landed in Baltimore and we ended up inviting them to come to our house for a big barbecue my roommate and I were throwing that summer.
My wife’s version of the story is that she noticed me in the security line at the airport and said something to Erin about me. When Erin sat next to me on the plane before Lindsay boarded, she gave her a dirty look on her way to a seat a few rows behind us. Lindsay also had no interest in coming to our barbecue thinking it would be weird, but Erin talked her into it.
After that, Lindsay and I began to talk a little bit on the phone, but she had just gotten out of a long-term relationship so it didn’t really go anywhere. At the end of the summer after we really hadn’t spoken much, somehow we ended up talking on the phone the Wednesday before Labor Day when I asked her what she was doing that weekend. She told me that she and her sister were running in a half-marathon back in Virginia Beach. Knowing I myself was headed back to Buffalo for a wedding, I asked her when she was leaving. She told me she had to work Friday night so she wasn’t leaving until Saturday morning. I inquired further only to find out that we were yet again booked on the same flight from Islip to Baltimore.
I ended up driving her to the airport, sitting next to each other on the plane, and we began dating very shortly thereafter. I ended up proposing in the same airport a few years later right before we got on the same flight to Baltimore where we’d first met (she thought we were going to visit friends).