British travellers are enjoying fun before the sun, according to our revealing new survey. We asked more than 700 cabin crew members from around the globe which nation’s air travellers were most likely to join the coveted mile high club. They spilled the beans and named Brits as those who they thought would go that extra mile in finding on-board entertainment.
Air staff revealed that it’s not only British flyers that are enjoying a bit of mischief while they are six miles high in the sky. Australians, Germans, French and Brazilians make up the top five friskiest flyers in our survey.
Seen by many as one of the most glamorous and desirable jobs, cabin crew meet and greet people from all walks of life. However, with nearly three million people sat in the sky every day, air hosts and hostesses also receive their fair share of chat-up lines and advances from passengers.
An amazing three quarters of crew members we asked said they have been asked out on a date by a passenger during a flight. And clearly many a romance has blossomed in the air as 14% of those who report being asked on a date, accepted.
Skyscanner’s own former air hostess Karin Noble commented:
“People often become bored and restless during the flight, especially if they're travelling long haul so to ease the boredom, some do certainly try a bit of in-flight entertainment of their own and our survey shows that it is the Brits who go the extra mile!"
“Although it also seems that many travellers are looking for a bit of romance as they jet off on holiday. Over the years, so many of my friends have been on dates with passengers. In fact one of them actually got married to a frequent flyer they got to know on a regular commuter route between Edinburgh and London. So singletons flying away at Valentines may find that their flight is the start of something more!”