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WE MET ON A PLANE: MISSED CONNECTIONS FOR THE AIRBORNE

Don’t you love the thought of meeting a handsome (or beautiful, if you happen to be a man) stranger in the sky? There’s something so romantic about it. Forget the stale air, the tasteless food — or lack of food, as it were, these days — and the ramrod straight seats. The thought of two strangers meeting or locking eyes on a flight seems to be something straight out of a romantic film (namely Serendipity). So if you’ve ever wonder what happened to your neighbor in seat 7D or rued the fact that the hot snowboarder you made googly eyes with got placed in the back of plane while you were sat up front, you now have a chance to reclaim your the love that could have been with the new website We Met On A Plane.

John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale found each other on the plane

This new site, created by 31 year-old Australian entrepreneur Will Scully-Power after he met his girlfriend on a plane in 2011,  makes it possible to search by flight number, time and airline to see if someone that you have been wondering about has been wondering about you, too. It’s like Craigslist’s Missed Connections for fliers, but ever so slightly more reputable.

Here you have the ability to share your story and to search for the one that might have been. The story could be that you actually connected with the person you met on an aircraft three years ago, like this couple who eventually married after meeting on a flight from Brussels to Philadelphia:

male Jeroen-Vincent female Olga Lucia married on 07/05/2010 Luca born on 12/05/2010 second baby on the way…

or this girl, who missed her chance with handsome Tom on a Ryanair flight from Poland to London:

Had a weekend away with friends at Krakow, as I refused to line up (as you do on any Ryanair flight) so we all got split up. By random I pick a seat next to you (Tom) and your younger brother (Jack). Sorry I didn\’t take the offer of you taking me around London at the time, that was a huge mistake on my behalf.

or these two solo passengers flying from Paris to Berlin, who didn’t chat, but managed to ignite some sparks regardless.

we met on a plane from PARIS to BERLIN it was an EASYJET flight … i dont know your name and i wish i’d ask for it when you asked me for a lighter after we got off the plane and said ”you should be happy”. the only thing i know is that your friend or brother picked you up from the airport. you were also reading a book in hebrew…i know this is weird but i really wanna get to know you.

When it comes to love... there's always hope

The point is that this site exists and the one that got away doesn’t necessarily have to forever be a fantasy. There’s beauty in that — just like there’s beauty in the fantasy that this mysterious stranger really could have been ‘the one.’ Sometimes a girl just needs to hold on to the idea that perfection lingers somewhere to maintain some sort of happiness, you know?


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About the Author: Laura Schreffler is a former New York Daily News columnist who left the world of celebrity behind to focus on what makes her happiest — love and travel. She is the creator of LoveTrekker.com — a website devoted to these two passions that she fondly calls “looking for love in all the right places.” In her spare time she likes to play matchmaker for her friends, dream about her next vacation and gaze at photographs of Taylor Kitsch. For more advice on love, relationships, and happiness, check out http://lovetrekker.com & her book "Internet Dating 101". And follow her here at Happiness Series with her weekly blog about finding love.

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