When planning for a wedding, brides are always given a disclaimer that they should expect that things may not go according to plan on the week of the wedding.
That’s exactly what happened to American bride-to-be Emma Degerstedt, who discovered a few days ahead of her wedding that her flight to her wedding destination with United Airlines had been cancelled.
Degerstedt took to social media platform TikTok to send out an SOS pleading for assistance so that her and her fiancé could make it on time for their wedding.
@officialemmadegs SOS, i cant get anyone on the phone and all the flights are booked and only have standby. @United Airlines ♬ original sound - officialemmadegs
In her post, Degerstedt wrote, “SOS. I can’t get anyone on the phone and all the flights are booked and only have standby. @United Airlines can you please fix this so we can get to our wedding????.”
Earlier this week, U.S. regulators temporarily grounded 170 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jetliner’s for safety checks after a plug door tore off on an Alaska Airlines plane whilst it was carrying passengers, prompting an emergency landing.
@officialemmadegs Welp, better than me flying out of an airplane tomorrow 🥴 @United Airlines #weddingweek ♬ Frolic (Theme from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" TV Show) - Luciano Michelini
The grounding of Boeing 737s has had a ripple effect on American aviation with flights being cancelled, including Degerstedt’s flight with United Airlines.
“When people told me that things were going to go wrong the week of our wedding, I thought the florist would forget and we wouldn't have flowers at our wedding, like, things I could manage. Not that, like, we wouldn't get there for our wedding. United, help,” said the bride-to-be.
Commenting on her TikTok video, @cheryl_lynn_connors said: “Flying a day before in the winter and not being prepared for cancellations 🙄.”
Another TikTok user, @cottontp, also said: “Flying out the night before is insane. And most of your guests probably won’t make it either then.”
Fortunately, things ended up working out for the bride-to-be as she managed to make it to her wedding destination.
DIFFERENT AIRLINE TO A DIFFERENT AIRPORT BUT WE ARE EN ROUTE 😍😍😍😍♬ Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
The bride ended up getting a different flight with a different airline in New Jersey. She shared a video of her and her fiancé at the airport with her smiling and playing around and another video of her at the beach with her fiancé.