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EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The aviation industry has long used the frisson of flirtation to sell flights, beginning with strict ‘glamour’ criteria for cabin crew on the first commercial flights and continuing through to recent sexy advertising campaigns from airlines such as Virgin. Now a survey from flights comparison site Skyscanner has revealed our romantic associations with flying are still going strong with the trend for “flyrting” – the practice of passengers flirting whilst flying.

The survey of over 1,000 travellers revealed that 45% of passengers admitted to flirting whilst on board a flight, with a third leading to a rendezvous following the flight, and 8% of them resulting in a relationship.

Skyscanner employee Karin Noble, a former cabin crew member commented:

“More and more people are now travelling by air so it’s no surprise that flights have become a place to flirt. After all, you are sitting next to someone for an hour or more, and the fact that you’re both travelling to the same place means you already have something in common. Add this to the heightened effect that alcohol can have at altitude and the more relaxed ‘holiday mood’ that many travellers feel, and it tends to give people the courage to flirt with a fellow passenger or even take things further, especially on long haul routes such as flights to Australia.”

More shockingly, for a small minority the flirtations may actually lead to membership of the infamous Mile High Club; a separate survey found that 20% of travellers have joined this risqué association and half of these had done so with a stranger they met on a flight.

For those that are not members however it certainly still seems to appeal with a massive 95% of those surveyed admitting they would like to join the Mile High Club, while a Valentine’s Day survey showed that 6% of men claim this was their ideal gift.

However, a UK firm offering ‘Mile High’ flights was recently shut down by the CAA after just two years of operation, as they weren’t satisfied that on board safety criteria were being met, and feared the in-flight action could be ‘too distracting’ for pilots.

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Something else for Ryanair to sell. They may rent their loos by the hour.

An hour?? Who takes an hour ???...even when I was in my prime I never took an hour..:Grin-Nod::biggrin1: ( I couldn't last an hour!!!)

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An hour?? Who takes an hour ???...even when I was in my prime I never took an hour..:Grin-Nod::biggrin1: ( I couldn't last an hour!!!)

Now that's a man who's comfortable in his own skin! (and he knows his own limitations!) wink_smile.gif

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So let me get this straight. You rent the "fornical" out for an access fee, then so much a minute. (Like a long distance call) And of course you would expect the Inflight crew to clean it between uses!

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The Ryanair crew would be probably be part of the entertainment. Remember O'Leary's German press conference thumbup.gif

As for renting the loo, yes he would rent it by the hour because no male - except the Kipster - would admit to needed it for less.biggrin1.gif

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An hour?? Who takes an hour ???...even when I was in my prime I never took an hour..:Grin-Nod::biggrin1: ( I couldn't last an hour!!!)

How about we get Scuba 2's take on that :whistling:

Iceman :biggrin1:

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How about we get Scuba 2's take on that :whistling:

Iceman :biggrin1:

Ah yes...but after 46 years I think I have her adequately brain-washed in that she would probably state that, " the 'time ' is not relevant, it is the 'experience' that is of paramount importance":Victory:

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Ah yes...but after 46 years I think I have her adequately brain-washed in that she would probably state that, " the 'time ' is not relevant, it is the 'experience' that is of paramount importance":Victory:

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And of course you would expect the Inflight crew to clean it between uses!

If someone is willing to do it in an aircraft washroom I highly doubt they'd be too concerned about how clean it is :whistling:

Edited by AME

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