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Big News From the Flight Deck: You're Going to Be a Dad!

An American Airlines pilot helped a wife surprise her husband by announcing he's about to be a dad.

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It's a good thing Eric Sadiwnyk wasn't wearing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones when he boarded American Airlines Flight 607 heading from Vegas to Philly last week. Otherwise, he might have missed out on the pretty life-changing new that he's going to be a dad!

According to WTXF in Philadelphia, Sadiwnyk was on a trip with his wife Lisa, who took a couple of pregnancy tests in their hotel room bathroom on the sly. When both of the tests came back positive, Lisa decided to keep the news a secret, putting her plan into action only once the couple arrived at the airport for their return trip home.

Here's how it all went down:

Lisa told Inside Edition that she found the flight attendants while her husband was waiting at the gate, and she handed them a letter that read: "I'm pregnant, and I haven't told my husband yet. Will you consider reading this after the safety briefing?"

The flight attendants handed it back, telling Lisa to give it to them again at the beginning of the flight as if it was a piece of trash. They would then pass it off to the pilots to read it from the cockpit.

Brilliant!

Sure enough, when they'd boarded the plane, the pilot's voice came over the PA system. "We'll have a little fun here," he began. "I'd like to draw your attention to seat 29E, where you will find Eric, who is traveling with his wife Lisa."

Eric then turned to his wife with a "what the hell is going on" look on his face.

"Well, Eric, although you didn't strike it rich here in Las Vegas, you did hit the jackpot," the pilot continued. "Congratulations, you're about to be a dad."

So cool!

The other passengers then start clapping as Eric—looking very much like a deer caught in the headlights—leans in to kiss his wife.

"He's super shy, but he [started crying] once the video cuts off," Lisa said. "It was actually a red-eye flight, and he said, 'How am I supposed to sleep now?'"

Better catch those Zs while you still can, Eric!

You can check out the video here.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld