Matchmaking Onboard

cupid_smallThis year’s financial crisis hits airlines hard. The past years were quite a bad period for most commercial airlines, but in 2009 it is not just tourists who try to save money on holiday trips, but also companies cut costs and allow their employees to travel only on special occasions. Therefore it is not a miracle that airlines try to be extremely creative with their marketing and PR actions.

This time Air New Zealand surprised us with some unexpected creativity and announced the launch of cupid flights between Los Angeles and Auckland in October this year. According to the original news source, passengers of the matchmaking flight will attend a gate party and they can take part in onboard games to have the chance to get to know each other.

Read the full story here.

Do you think it is possible to find the love of your life on a plane? Share your opinion with us!

By Szafi


3 Responses to “Matchmaking Onboard”

  1. 1 Majd Awary May 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I think this is so funny .. but I wouldn’t put any expectation about the potential of this move. We’ll wait and see. Still, the worst case scenario is some buzz for NZ.

  2. 2 Tinsie May 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Well, I know one person who’s found the love of their life on a plane, so I think this is actually an excellent idea 🙂

  3. 3 David Brown May 27, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I very much think this can happen. Even on normal flights you can meet interesting people and build relationships (business, friends, etc) outside of a flight, so why not love?

    Maybe they can run it like speed dating and change seats every few minutes!


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