By Judy Kurtz - 11/09/11 01:43 AM EST
Elliot Williams might win the award for going the extra mile for a marriage proposal.
Williams surprised his girlfriend, Eileen Yam, by popping the question right at the Johannesburg airport, when she was transferring planes on a trip back to the United States. Yam, a Ph.D. student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, had been completing academic research in Swaziland.
Fortunately, the couple were able to avoid what would have been a long, awkward return flight to Washington — Yam said yes.
No word on where the engaged pair will head for their honeymoon, with the ridiculous amount of frequent-flyer miles they earned with the proposal.