East Midlands Airport helps romantics

Airport can help passengers surprise their Valentines

Passengers at East Midlands Airport can get engagement rings through airport security without tipping off their partner.

East Midlands Airport will be issuing a secret word for ‘fiancés to be’ to help them get their engagement rings through security without having to be shown in front of the unsuspecting partner.

In true romantic fashion, passengers who are concealing a ring, just need to say the word to a security guard and they will be given instructions of what to do.

To find out the word, passengers have to email love@eastmidlandsairport.com in advance or send a direct message on Twitter to @ema_airport.

The airport will be handing out special love heart chocolates at the weekend with many special Valentine’s Day offers available throughout the shops and catering outlets in the terminal.

Valentine’s Day is looking to be a busy day for the airport as it also marks the school half term getaway, in which 90,000 passengers – a 9% rise on last year, are expected to travel to top holiday spots, such as Alicante, Tenerife, Dublin, Lanzarote and Malaga.

Howard Ebison, Director of Customer Service:

“The airport will be a hive of activity this week, with both Valentine’s Day and the half term holiday.

“We’re hoping that we can make everyone’s journey through the airport as great an experience as possible, including those travelling with a special ring for their partners.

“As this year is a leap year, we’re hoping that many of our passengers will be planning a romantic proposal, but the secret word will only be revealed to those travelling, so you will need to get in touch with our team of Cupid’s little helpers.”

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