It was September 2006 on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok to New York City. A Business Class flight attendant, Suntaranon was roaming the cabin and greeting guests as they settled into their seats.
When Katalan, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, stepped onboard, she noticed him right away.
“I remember how he looked, what he did, what he was wearing,” Suntaranon tells CNN Travel. “It was a simple black T-shirt and a cool Bulgari watch. He was standing up, putting his TUMI backpack in the overhead bin.”
And as that flight to New York took off, so too did their story. Those 18 hours in the air would lead to a globe-trotting romance with glamorous rendezvous around the world and nearly two decades full of adventures together.
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- James Beard Award