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Airport Creates Secret Code For Getting An Engagement Ring Through Security—And We're All About It

By Robert Acosta

Proposing marriage to a loved one can be a tricky business. Can you imagine spending weeks or even months choosing a romantic vacation destination, organizing the flight details, remembering to pack the engagement ring, and steeling your nerves, only to have the entire surprise ruined by airport security unpacking your ring's box?

East Midlands Airport in the UK has figured out a way to help keep the magic alive so close to Valentine's Day. The airport launched a service that allows soon-to-be-betrothed travelers to secretly bring aboard your engagement ring without your significant other knowing. If you contact them ahead of your flight, they'll give you a secret code, which you then mention to security. From there, they'll take you away from your partner to do a security check in a different line altogether, thus keeping the planned proposal private.