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30% of in-flight sexual encounters are with strangers

June 18, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Most people fly just to reach their desired destination – but a recent survey reveals that unplanned intimate detours and erotic dalliances happen surprisingly often before flights touch down.

In a survey of more than 11,000 people, 5% of respondents admitted having had sex on a plane.

A notable finding was that about one in three sexual encounters in the air involved strangers – the survey indicated 30% of sex on planes is between people who meet on the flight. The equivalent figure for in-flight sex with partners is 37% and with friends 15%.

Just under a fifth (17%) of respondents said they would never be interested in such activities on a flight – whereas 78% were keen to try.

The “Mile High Club’ survey involved 11,179 users of a dating website (mainly from the US and the UK) which may have skewed the results to some extent.

The survey indicated, perhaps not surprisingly, that sexual dalliances were far more likely to happen on night flights (68%) than on day flights 32%.

Larger, twin-aisle planes are more popular, at 55% versus 45% for single-aisle.

The survey involved an international audience of 11,179 people, who were asked the following:

  • Sex on a plane . . .
  • Would like to?
  • No way
  • Already done it!

Those in the last category were asked follow-up questions:

  • Where did you have sex on a plane?
  • Who did you have sex with?
  • Was it daytime or night-time?
  • How long did sex last (intercourse, not foreplay)?
  • What was the airline name?
  • What was the type of plane?
  • Did you get caught?
  • Share any other comments

Most dalliances took place in the toilets (59%) with 13% of those admitting they had been caught. Another 31% happened in seats. According to the survey results, 18% of sex involved crew.

The 1% of incidents claimed to have occurred in the cockpit (whaat?!) concerned mainly private jets rather than commercial airliners. That may come as a relief to the other 95% of flyers who just want to get from A to B in a safe, timely and pleasant manner.

Written by Peter Needham

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