Brits are more likely to “join the mile high club,” a new survey has revealed, bucking the stereotype of English people as far more reserved about sex than their counterparts of other nationalities.
A website survey revealed that Brits are the mile high club’s most frequent fliers, and if you’re unfamiliar with the euphemism, it is a polite way of describing the act of in-flight intercourse.
The revelation about those frisky Brits and their mile high club leanings was discovered in the course of a survey from the website Skyscanner, as the site examined the awkwardly named trend of “flyrting.” Of 1,000 respondents, nearly half expressed interest in or experience “flyrting,” and many even said they’d met and mated with fellow passengers while traveling.
Of Brits and their affinity with the mile high club, Skyscanner reports:
“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 … 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.”
After the survey’s results were revealed, Karin Noble, former cabin crew member remarked upon them, saying that the trend is not all that surprising:
“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.”
If the numbers and results regarding Brits and the mile high club gives you any ideas, however, just remember — as sexy as it may seem, getting it on in an airplane bathroom has led to arrests in the past. However, if you’re really keen on the idea, there’s an airline that allows passengers to fulfill their mile high club wish at ten thousand feet.