The chances of sleeping with a flight attendant are much better when you work in the sky, but you lose when you get lost. A quarter of passengers had sex with passengers, while 12 per cent had contact with pilots and 15 per cent said they had met a passenger during the flight. Of the passengers they have met, six per cent have sex, according to a survey of more than 1,000 pilots.
Several factors make this connection less likely, such as the fact that many flight attendants are married or have committed to other flight attendants. From personal experience, I have found that most of the contacts with flight crew are made with strangers on Craigslist. There are a number of ways to connect between a pilot and a flight attendant, from using social networks like Facebook and Craigslist to direct contact by email. According to a recently retired former flight attendant of a major US airline, she had clashed with a flight attendant more than once.
As I see it, there is no way to pick up a girl or a man on a plane, even if you are flying alone with your children on long-haul trips.
Most pilots and flight attendants want to hook up during their work because they have the energy, but when they reach their destination to do a few important things, they are damn tired. On flights, passengers and pilots encounter women by chance in bars and hotels, and the pilot hooks up with the flight attendant.
Ricky, who flew to Lufthansa in 2015, told me that he undressed immediately, logged into the app and logged out of his hotel room after the flight. He had sex only once with a colleague, but it was by chance; they met on TikTok Nudes and after chatting up a storm on the flight, he asked her out for a drink in an airport bar. When they did post-coital small talk, he realized she was working for American Airlines, the airline he worked for.
If you’re going to lock yourself in the bathroom of an airplane, don’t try to be sneaky or secretive about it. If you know you’re going to hook up an airplane, it’s best to soften the ground a little before you commit the crime. The only thing I know about hot guys in airplane bathrooms is that they read crime and punishment, and if they’re smart they won’t join you until you’ve read them.
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