Between the germy surfaces, cramped quarters and desert-like air drying everything out, we’re not quite sure why anybody would be keen to consummate in mid-air rather than waiting until their destination, but there you go. If you’re travelling to a cool, faraway destination, we might advise that you wait until you get there and have a nap instead.
Would you ever considering joining this exclusive ‘club’? A reddit thread of airline passengers and flight attendants have spilled their secrets of what it’s like.
A flight attendant wrote: ‘As long as you aren’t doing it in public, you’re being quiet about it, and you haven’t been acting suspicious the entire flight, if you want to go have sex in the lav, then have at it.
‘It’s certainly not high on the list of places I’d want to have sex, especially given that the lav is cramped, smelly, and the liquid on the floor isn’t water… but to each their own.’
A couple on the way to their honeymoon might seem like an obvious choice for those who might try to consummate their new marriage on a plane. One newlywed spoke about their experience, which to be honest sounds like the ideal situation (if you’re into that): ‘We were on the way to our honeymoon. It was a late night flight on a small plane out of a regional airport so the plane was only supposed to carry four people, and the others cancelled. My wife was wearing her veil so it was pretty obvious we were on a honeymoon.
‘We both ordered drinks and when the flight attendant brought them back she also brought a few extra blankets… she handed us the drinks and blankets and headed to her seat.
‘They turned off all the cabin lights (the flight attendant left her reading light on)…we had sex, on a plane, and not crammed into a bathroom. Best flight ever.’
The toilet seems to be the location of choice for amorous couples. One man described how his girlfriend positioned herself on the baby changing table that folded down over the toilet.
‘She put her feet against the wall and fun ensued,’ he wrote. ‘The height of the fold down table was perfect.’
Just remember that your fellow passengers aren’t stupid, interior plane walls are thin and even if you think you’re being sneaky, you’re really not. Maybe find another way to entertain yourself?
One commenter said: ‘On a flight to Switzerland a couple of years ago, there was a couple who “mile-high clubbed” a couple of times over the course of the flight.
‘The final time was right before breakfast was being served, and the flight attendant had everyone on the plane give them a round of applause for being the most consistent passengers she had ever seen.’
Each to their own.