Qantas pilot uses intercom to surprise girlfriend with proposal

Captain Dooley Ellis. Source Facebook

He went on to explain that she was traveling to South America to visit her family and he wants to make sure she comes back home to him in Australia.

"So now that I have your complete attention - Anna: ┬┐Quieres casarte conmigo?". The crew were in on the plan, filming the slightly startled, then delighted Ana in her first class seat. "Will you marry me?" he appears in the aisle with a bouquet of flowers.

The Facebook video, which was uploaded to Facebook by Qantas, has now been viewed 158,000 times in just five hours.

He emerged from the cockpit, roses in hand with a ring. It was a yes.

Ellis and his soon-to-be bride met in Spain in 2012, while they were both doing the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

"We travelled Australia camping and only as recently as last month we drove from Sydney to Cape York for six weeks camping with the crocodiles".

The video posted on Qantas' Facebook shows Captain Ellis greeting those on the plane before popping the special question to his girlfriend Ana, while her reaction is being filmed.

"I wanted everyone not only on board the aircraft, but spanning the world to know how I feel about Ana". He also discussed why it was so important that he do it on that particular flight.