Love is in the air. But should it be when you’re the person flying the plane?
The 27-year-old college student told the New York Post that he was flying from Saint Paul, Minn., to Chicago in August — but when his flight landed and he regained cellular service, he noticed the notification on the app.
“I see you’re on my flight,” the message read. “Enjoy the ride to Chicago.”
remember when my pilot messaged me on grindr at 30,000 feet in the air pic.twitter.com/0q7QNDX7MV
— JP (@emobandtshirt) November 25, 2018
Due to his powers of deduction, Thorn was able to pinpoint that the person hitting on him was, indeed, the pilot. The message was sent 30 minutes before the plane landed, and the person was 90 feet away from him. The hawk-eyed recipient of the message also noticed the mystery man’s profile picture was of the sky — from a cockpit.
“I messaged him back, and he told me that he was one of the pilots,” Thorn confirmed to the Post. While Thorn was initially put off by the interaction, he continued to chat with the pilot and found out he was a “nice guy.”
“He asked me about our flight, how it was on the way, and [the conversation] was really standard,” Thorn said. “I said there was no turbulence; then he made a joke about turbulence.”
Thorn, however, deleted his app when he landed at his final destination of Nashville and lost touch with the pilot. He said if he hadn’t had to catch his next flight, he would have met the captain. This movie-style meet cute seems to have been for naught.
Thorn says he will fly Delta again.
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