Thursday, November 20, 2008

Best airport for a romantic connection?

Now that the holiday travel season is upon us, you may be dreading waits and delays at airports. But try looking at it from a positive angle. From

"For singles, long airport waits are opportunities for romantic encounters. If history is any guide, Chicago O'Hare will offer plenty of opportunities for singles to meet up and bond over shared trouble. Last winter, O'Hare led the nation's airports in flight delays, with one out of every two flights delayed on average. Midway came in second-place, with one out of every three flights delayed. (Way to go, Chicago!)"

Got a flight scheduled to go through Chicago? Ladies, don't forget your lip gloss. Fellas, leave the stained sweatshirt at home and opt for a nice sweater. Budget Travel continues:

"Romance is in the air when flights get grounded. Consider the results of a survey of 860 travelers last fall by StrategyOne.

'Nearly one in 10 adults has personally gone out or knows someone who has gone out with someone they met at the airport or during a flight. The survey also showed people are taking advantage of their flight time: one-third of adults would rather sit next to someone they find attractive or interesting than have an entire row to themselves.' "

BTW, there are going to be bigger airfare sales this year. Fearing a possible sharp decline in commercial traffic in 2009, the airlines are desperate to fill seats on their planes this holiday season, so they'll be offering rock-bottom prices on flights. You never know -- maybe love really is in the air!


Anonymous said...

I wonder if any Republican senators have read that report?

Big Feet, Big Love said...

I have never dated anyone I met at an airport. Of course, I'm happily married, hate airports and tend to growl at everyone I meet there, but I do see their comic dating potential.

I set a scene of my new musical at the Amsterdam Airport. A business man recognizes our hero, the reluctant video star Richard Valentine Bigalow (you can guess his stage name), and offers to pay Richard to bed his wife. When our hero claims his "usual fee" is $5,000 an hour, the business man says, "You drive a hard bargain, Mr. Big. I'll have to write a company check. With my wife, it's gonna take at least two hours."

I hope YOUR next flight is as much fun as a musical comedy. Keep the great blog posts coming.

Flyin Pimp said...

Chicago is good, they have a hotel attached to the airport so it is easy to go rent a room, hit it and fly on to the next roost...