A recent survey has revealed that sparks are flying on planes, and we’re talking about love. An HSBC survey asked more than 5,000 travelers around the world about the experiences of planes and any onboard connections they have made. The result: One in every 50 travelers met the love of their life on a plane journey.
The new survey was completed in July 2018 and secured responses from travelers in 141 countries. The survey found that 16 percent of travelers formed a business connection on a flight, and 14 percent made life-long friends who they met while they were flying. This may not come as such as a surprise since over half the respondents, 51 percent, in fact, said that they have had a conversation with a stranger on a flight.
As for the study’s statistics regarding American travelers, it was concluded that two U.S. couples meet on the average flight. Therefore, many can hope to meet the love of their life on their next flight, and there are even several apps to help connect with fellow fliers.
One app, btrfly, allows you to connect with travelers across 380 airports around the world. You just put your flight information or airport and the app helps you do the work. Moreover, the web-based app, Planely, is a social network for the skies. Planely allows you to connect with fellow travelers who match your interests, allowing you to meet up in-flight or on the ground.
Therefore, flights across the world are proving to be more than just a start of a journey in regards to a business trip or vacation; rather, it could be the start of a new journey with a loved one that you probably would not have met otherwise. Who knows, maybe it was after discussing your thoughts on the plane food, that sparks began to fly.