Apps | February 21, 2019 9:00 am

Aaand Now There’s an App for Hooking Up at the Airport

Maybe don't go with the sweatpants for your next flight

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Few people take pride in what they look like at the aiport anymore. 

But if you’re single, it might be time to start looking your best on departure days, because a travel app called App in the Air recently added a feature that allows passengers on the same flight to message each other, affording them an opportunity to grab a coffee or drink before take-off. 

App in the Air has been around since 2012 as a “personal flying assistant”; it allows you to check on your flight status, provides airport maps and logs all your miles. The messaging feature is a new addition, though. It makes your profile and information publicly available — name, home country, hours spent in the air that year — to others on your flight for that day, and allows users to reach out to one another directly in app.

We like it — airports are almost universally fun more with company; sharing a couple overpriced Heinkens with a new potential flame beats trying to remember your Netflix password while splayed out at the gate. 

App in the Air
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Still, it does raise some questions. Won’t the “pool” of persons, if you will, be a bit light on most flights? You need someone who has this app, is actively using it, single and wants to meet you. That’s the other thing: your message can sit there for hours … and then you might sit on the flight for hours next to the person you unsuccessfuly propositioned. 

Who knows, though? There is definitely a global community of frequent travelers, and many in need of romantic company due to their uniquely challenging lifestyle. We’ll hold out hope that somewhere, sometime soon, a couple glasses will clink thanks to App in the Air. Safe travels, all. 

To download the app, head here