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Finding love on an airplane

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Aug. 04, 19 | 1:27 pm

What are the chances of finding your one true love while on an airplane?

According to a study from British bank HSBC back in 2018, there is a chance that 1 in 50 airplane passengers can meet the love of their life on board an aircraft.

These were the results of interviews with 2,150 people from 141 countries who were asked the question.

But here’s one story that will make you believe that it does happen.

This is the story of a high school teacher from Boston and an insurance worker from Italy whose love story overcame boundaries and distance.

According to CNN, they met back in the summer of 2015 while in Portugal.

The 29-year-old Sean Kavanagh hasn’t met the 27-year-old Ana Gorga just yet.

But an earlier canceled flight paved the way for Gorga and Kavanagh to meet on another flight on the way to Lisbon.

They haven’t spoken yet since there was still a passenger seated in between them. Gorga was near the window of the aircraft while Kavanagh was in the aisle seat.

As they say, fate always finds its way. After the takeoff, the woman seated in between them asked to switch seats with Kavanagh to which he agreed.

Then, it happened. It started with a chat then the conversation continued over airport coffee when their plane landed in Lisbon.

However, they had to part ways as Kavanagh was boarding a flight to Israel while Gorga was on her way back home to Zurich, Switzerland.

Did you think it just ended there?

Apparently, Kavanagh took Gorga’s invite seriously and visited her in her hometown where they again had coffee.

Both knew that it wasn’t just a summer fling but a budding romance in spite of the distance and uncertainties.

But again, fate has its way of meddling.

Gorga was assigned to Miami, Florida for a few months. Then, another couple of months passed, Gorga was again assigned in Boston, much closer to Kavanagh.

Fast forward to 2018, the couple tied the knot thru a small civil ceremony in the US.

Just last month, they returned to the Azores for a big, official wedding celebration, with all their friends and family.

So, whenever you strike up a conversation with a stranger on board an aircraft, don’t forget Kavanagh and Gorga’s story.

They are the reminder that love does works in mysterious ways even several feet above land.

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