Markets in everything, aviation edition

by on September 9, 2006 at 6:47 am in Economics | Permalink

Georgia corporate pilot Bob Smith  has a soaring sideline:
helping couples join the infamous "mile-high club."  For $299, he’ll
take a frisky twosome past 5,280 feet in a Piper Cherokee 6 fitted with
a mattress.  The hour-long [TC: only?] flights out of Carrollton, Ga., (details at have lured couples from as far as New York.

Here is the full story.  3/4 of the flights are booked by women, and not by male partners.  Not all couples want their names on the certificate, and yes you get to keep the sheets.

dearieme September 9, 2006 at 7:29 am

Doesn’t all the “up a bit, down a bit” tend to confuse the pilot?

Alex September 9, 2006 at 10:17 am

The Cherokee six, as the name implies holds six (or possibly seven) so it wouldn’t be too bad.

Chairman Mao September 9, 2006 at 5:09 pm

PS: Why not just use the lavatory on a regular flight? Buy tickets on Priceline; it will cost less; probably just as kinky.

triticale September 9, 2006 at 9:25 pm

Keeping the sheets is a marketing gimmick which relates to the expectations of the next couple. We can be assured of fresh bedding.

eriks September 11, 2006 at 9:41 am

This is creepy and Chairman Mao is right. There’s a camera hidden somewhere.

Jone T September 12, 2006 at 1:34 pm

Sad. The whole point is that you’re not allowed to do it. Sack up people!

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