Falling in love on a plane
You know that situation: you are on a flight, hoping that the seat next to you stays empty, but the next moment someone sits down next to you...
Maybe you manage to greet your new neighbour, but that's it. Instead of starting a conversation, you pop in your headphones and try to avoid this moment by reading in the safety information of the aircraft.
Have you ever thought about the following: maybe you would have met the love of your life, if you had talked a few sentences with eachother...
1 in 50 people meet the love of their life on a plane!
A recent survey conducted by HSBC quizzed 5,000 travellers across the globe about their flight experiences and found that one in 50 travellers met their future partner on a plane!
Questioning respondents from 141 different countries, the research also found that 16 per cent of them formed a business connection on a flight and 14 per cent made long-lasting friendships.
Besides relationships, the research uncovered that 80 per cent of travellers believe they now ‘understand the world better’, 67 per cent said they were more tolerant and 63 per cent said they were more patient as a direct result of travel.
So, with nearly 107,000 flights per day across the world, there are definitely enough opportunities to meet your potential partner on board - for business, friendship or love.
Who needs another excuse to get flying?