Making friends while flying

2012-05-23 15:34
Are you the type who pops your little white earphones into your ears as soon as you step out of the airport and aboard a flight? Or are you the type who likes to strike up a conversation with someone sitting next to you?

Skyscanner recently conducted a survey among international travellers to see how common it is for fellow fliers to forge relationships. 

The poll was completed by 700 flyers, and revealed that 39% of travellers have indeed developed a friendship with someone they met on a flight, and 6% even admitted to striking up something of a romantic liaison.

The majority of these were said to be short-lived, while 5% spent time on holiday together as a direct result of meeting on their flight.

Social media also appears to be prolonging these longer-term relationships, with 3% staying in touch on social networks like Facebook and Twitter with someone they met on a flight.

So, tell us, what is your flight interaction style?

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