Turkish Airlines surprises Dutch couple celebrating 50th wedding anniversary
Turkish Airlines organized a surprise celebration for a Dutch couple to mark their 50th wedding anniversary during their flight from Istanbul to Singapore, Doğan Agency reported on Dec. 26.
The crew on Dec. 21 presented Eleonard Kolff van Oosterwijk and Edith van Kempen with a cake that had a picture of the couple’s picture taken on their wedding day exactly half a century ago.
“We thought this would be an ordinary flight experience,” the couple unanimously said.
“Cabin attendants surrounded us with a large cake that had a picture of us from 50 years ago, taken on our wedding day after lunch was served,” they said.
The couple said they only realized what was happening after the crew congratulated them on making it half a century together.
“Everything was amazing. When we landed in Singapore, the surprises had not come to an end,” the surprised traveler told the agency, referring to the special ride they were awarded when commuting to their hotel.
They were also greeted with flowers upon landing and received their picture in a frame as a gift.
“We are ecstatic. We want to thank Turkish Airlines for this beautiful surprise,” they said.