Cabin crew have lifted the lid on what they do when they catch people in the throws of passion on-board a flight, with one air steward admitting he lets it go on
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Flight attendants have explained how they deal with stumbling upon couples joining the mile-high club while aboard planes.
Members of cabin crews see all sorts of interesting things while working on planes.
Whether it’s seeing dead bodies loaded into the hold, tourists getting a bit too drunk or passengers wandering around with their shoes off, they’re privy to everything we get up to in the sky.
Some holidaymakers like to take things even further than going sockless by joining the mile-high club.
For those who don’t know, that’s people who have had sex a “mile high” in the sky – like on a plane.
But, while many people want bragging rights for performing sex acts on a flight it is illegal in lots of countries…
In the UK, it’s not against the law to have sex on a plane, but it is illegal to do so in a toilet that’s open to the public such as on a flight.
And, indecent exposure or outraging public decency may both be applied to those who attempt to get frisky in the cabin.
So, what do real flight attendants do when they spot a couple trying to get it on while on board?
Over on Reddit, a curious poster asked: “Flight Attendants of Reddit, upon discovering a mile-high club attempt, do you bust the culprits or allow the mischief-makers to try to get away with it?”
One cabin crew member replied: “I’ve only encountered it a few times in my five year career. It was almost always on red eyes or overnights to Europe.
“We had one on a flight to Rome that was rather interesting.
“The couple didn’t know each other at the start of the flight, and despite being on opposite ends of business class, somehow found a way to be in the same seat mid-flight.
“They decided to go at it sans-blanket, at which point we had to ask them to separate for the rest of the flight.”
They added: “On a different flight, I had a couple ask if they could stand in the galley for a few minutes to stretch their legs
“I heard her moaning, and I turned and looked and the guy had her pinned up against my coffee makers with his hand up her shirt.
“I promptly told them to remove themselves from the galley and either finish up in the lav, or head back to their seats and keep their hands to themselves. If I can’t get it on in my galley, no one can get it on in my galley.
“My whole take on it is, 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.”
While a flight attendant’s daughter noted: “My father has been a flight attendant for 12 years now.
“You get a lot of the blanket and bathroom sex thrill seekers, depending on his mood and the size of the plane will determine if he lets it slide or not.
“If you’re on a full plane and try to do something, he will stop you.”
“FA here! I’d allow it. If you can manoeuvre well enough to have a sexually pleasing performance in an aircraft lavatory that’s covered in thousands of germs go for it,” joked another attendant.
And, a passenger wrote: “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.”
But, another flight attendant warned any hopeful tourists: “Everyone should know that every bathroom on every airliner can be opened from the outside, even when locked from the inside.
“Most passengers wouldn’t know how, but believe me every crew member does.”
It’s worth noting that the crew do have the power to have you arrested upon landing if you break the law so we would advise you not to take the risk.
However, there is a legal way to join the Mile High Club…
There’s a specially designed private jet in Las which can be chartered for 45minutes in order for the passengers to get frisky in the stratosphere.
Couples can hire a Love Cloud jet for $995 (£743) and get down and dirty in the specially installed bed while pilot Anthony Blake, 51, cruises through the sky.