A new study reveals that flying connects people more than you would think
Love truly is in the air and meeting your life partner on board an aeroplane is far more likely than you may think.
According to a new study conducted by British bank HSBC, one out of 50 passengers find their loved ones while flying with a commercial aeroplane
In a survey that took place in July this year, the bank asked more than 5,000 travellers from 141 different countries about their general travel experience. Apart from the revelation of meeting their life partners on board, the respondents also admitted that they connected with strangers quite often.
More than 51 per cent of respondents said they had engaged in a conversation with other passengers on board, while 16 per cent had formed business connections and 14 per cent had managed to create long-lasting friendships with co-travellers.
However, the statistics differ across countries. In the United States, for instance, it is 1 in of 25 people who meet their significant other on board a commercial plane.
Technology will make forming new relationships even easier
Now, with various airlines providing their customers with wifi more and more often, the opportunity to form new relationships with strangers is even easier.
If you want to meet some special people during your trip, there is a number of mobile apps that could help you.
For example, the Inflighto app has a chat function allowing communication not only between pilot and passengers but also promotes conversation among travellers on board.