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 milehighatlanta.com) 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.

1 dearieme September 9, 2006 at 7:29 am

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

2 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Cherokee_Six

3 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.

4 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.

5 eriks September 11, 2006 at 9:41 am

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

6 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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