Worried about travelling alone during your gap year? Don't be - it turns out that making friends whilst travelling is so easy that 39 per cent of us have forged relationships on airplanes, according to a recent survey by Sky Scanner.
Five per cent of people then went on to travel together as a direct result of meeting on a flight. Not all of the sky-high meetings were short lived either - a further seven per cent even continued to stay in touch, well after their travels were over.
And, for those of you searching for a little holiday romance, the news is good too - six per cent of travellers admitted to enjoying romantic liaisons with a new acquaintance on-board. Two per cent of those went on to enjoy a long term relationship.
Sam Baldwin, Skyscanner's Travel Editor said: "It's clear that many travellers want to make more of their travel experience than simply getting from A to B and our findings show that on-board friendships and romances are now quite common. Part of the fun of travelling is meeting people, and of course this can start on the flight itself!"
KLM are certainly banking on sky high passionate liaisons. Dubbed, the 'Mile High app', the Dutch airline have launched a Facebook app which allows passengers to enter their details and choose who they sit next to on their flight.
57 per cent of those questioned thought the service was 'weird' and would not be using it.