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Mile High Dating
July 9, 2003 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Mile High Dating: combining Internet dating with unlimited free flights is allowing America West employees to become jet setting bachelors (anyone can do it, but according to the story it's mostly men taking advantage of this combination). It costs them next to nothing for a weekend trip (if everything works out) but seems amazingly romantic to the women. [more inside]
posted by Irontom (15 comments total)

 
I assume that the other airlines also give these kinds of perks to their employees - one of the guys highlighted in the story states that he met a woman who worked for United doing exactly the same thing.
posted by Irontom at 8:12 AM on July 9, 2003


"I'm like a pizza," he boasts. "Delivered hot to your door in 30 minutes or less!"

/barf
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:20 AM on July 9, 2003


but seems amazingly romantic to the women

That's because a woman thinks it's sweet for a guy to fly across country for the weekend and a guy thinks it's psycho for a woman to do the same. (how's that for a broad generalization).
posted by jonah at 8:25 AM on July 9, 2003


or you could just move to colorado and date people!
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 8:29 AM on July 9, 2003


Gotta tell you that I miss the last-minute jetsetting (my stepmom worked for an airlines, as did my ex).

In college, I took tuesday/thursday classes so I could fly out somewhere thursday night and get back early tuesday morning. I'd go home to Chicago (from Phoenix), to San Fran, New York, or anywhere else that I had friends away at school. The travel was definitely addictive.

Later, my now-ex worked for United, and we'd do a fair amount of travelling then too. There's something really awesome about looking around for open flights on a thursday thinking "Where should we go tomorrow?" and know that you could go anywhere from Boston to Hong Kong (we did both).

Good times.....
posted by answergrape at 8:33 AM on July 9, 2003


kinda gives a new meaning to "Mile High Club"
posted by lsd4all at 8:34 AM on July 9, 2003


"I'm like a pizza," he boasts.

Yeah, flat and cheesy and not nearly as good as you were expecting.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:49 AM on July 9, 2003


What's with the repeated mentioning -- and linking multiple times -- to Match.com, while other dating sites are referred to as 'other dating sites like Match.com'?
posted by 4easypayments at 9:07 AM on July 9, 2003


rofl
posted by woil at 10:11 AM on July 9, 2003


The article does read in part like an ad for match.com. Especially the detailed description of how to use the site with the guy in the coffee shop.

the Web's most popular dating service, which now boasts nearly three quarters of a million subscribers who pay at least $24.95 per month to be able to contact the hotties they find using the service's free search feature

The author used "hotties." Now that's journalism!

(And if it's a paid placement, it's doubly bad because it's false advertising.)
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:18 PM on July 9, 2003


"I'm like a pizza," he boasts.

Yeah, flat and cheesy and not nearly as good as you were expecting.


Best. Comeback. Ever.
posted by jokeefe at 12:30 PM on July 9, 2003


kinda gives a new meaning to "Mile High Club"

I've always thought that expression should mean something like the fact that you did a hike that involved a climb of 5280-10560 vertical feet and made sweet love near the peak of a mountain. Anybody can get up in an f*'n airplain (so to speak).
posted by namespan at 1:07 PM on July 9, 2003


you did a hike that involved a climb of 5280-10560 vertical feet and made sweet love near the peak of a mountain.

Sweet love? More like sweaty, limp, exhausted, hypoxic love.
posted by Mars Saxman at 3:47 PM on July 9, 2003


My roommate's girlfriend works in the airline industry and she flies out here reguarly to see him. We're in Seattle, she lives in Detroit. They've been going out for a year now, and it seems to work.
Ah, "Jet Set Luv"...
posted by black8 at 6:12 PM on July 9, 2003


Yes, but who is she seeing in Dallas?
posted by walrus at 6:18 AM on July 10, 2003


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