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Survey: 45% have flirted during a flight

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  February 14, 2011 08:51 AM

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Think "Up in the Air.'' A new survey by a European travel booking website has found that 45 percent of passengers say they have flirted while on a flight.

The poll of 1,000 travelers by Skyscanner also found that a third said that the encounter lead to a rendezvous after the flight and 8 percent of them resulted in a relationship.

“More and more people are now traveling by air so it’s no surprise that flights have become a place to flirt,'' said Karin Noble of Skyscanner. "After all, you are sitting next to someone for an hour or more, and the fact that you’re both traveling 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 travelers 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.”

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