Two People Finding Love on a Plane – And It’s Live Tweeted

A couple of months ago I witnessed what may have been a world record hookup in the air, introduction-to-couple on a 140 mile Austin – Houston United flight.

I didn’t live tweet the hookup or take photos of the happy couple. And 30 minutes in the air doesn’t allow for enough inflight internet time to develop a story arc.

These inflight couplings happen more often than you’d think. But one new coupling is very special because the entire budding relationship was live tweeted, and because the person doing the tweeting called it sort of like Babe Ruth pointing towards center field and calling his home run shot in the 1932 World Series.

As a result this twitter thread has nearly half a million likes. Comedian Rosey Blair was flying home to Dallas from New York. She wanted to sit by her boyfriend, and got someone to change seats, musing that the swap could lead to a love connection of its own. The new seat opponents turned out to both be personal trainers who follow each other on instagram.

Have a look:

She ran out of her free hour of inflight internet from T-Mobile but had to continue writing this saga as it unfolded so she paid for internet. T-Mobile’s CEO is going to reimburse the cost.

Definitely Read the whole thing.

(HT: @tarheeljason)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. How about people mind their own business instead of tweeting about what other people on a plane are doing? This is all a bit disturbing.

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