Stories of inflight sex are hardly newsworthy in and of themselves. They’ve been going on since November 1916, when a pilot took up a woman who wasn’t his wife in a Curtiss Flying Boat C‑2 over Long Island.
They put the plane on auto-pilot — which existed back then! — but bumped and disengaged it, causing the plan to fall into the bay. They were rescued… naked.
In modern times the idea usually goes like this: one person gets up to go to the lavatory. The other stays at their seat for a few more moments, and then gets up hoping nobody notices that they join in and that the other person hasn’t gone back to their seats.
Joining the mile high club happens less frequently than you’d think because:
- There’s nothing sexy about an airplane lavatory (except on Emirates and Qatar)
- There’s usually a line for the lavatory, so you won’t go unnoticed
Qatar Airways Airbus A380 First Class Lavatory
And mile high club incidents are only newsworthy when they involve a celebrity or getting caught in spectacular fashion — like the cheating couple filmed at their seats on an ultra low cost carrier (when the video went viral worldwide their antics were no longer secret) or the supermodel indignant that her privacy is violated when other passengers watch her have sex with her girlfriend at her seat .
One incident that really did stand out happened on a Sunday Delta flight from Los Angeles to Detroit because the man and woman apparently had never met prior to the flight. They didn’t know each other and weren’t traveling together. The 28 year old man was connecting on to Miami, and the 48 year old woman was headed to Nashville.
She gave him oral sex at their seats.Delta refused comment.
I guess that happens to people, they meet someone and that person is so immediately attracted to them that they just have to have sex on the spot in public wherever they are. Has that happened to you?