Being part of the Mile High Club is pretty badass—somewhat unsanitary, but badass nonetheless. I mean, it doesn’t get more exciting than sneaking into the bathroom of the plane to get it on, knowing you’re breaking the law and the flight attendant could catch you any second. But, if that’s a little too risky for you, a new study says there’s a similar club to be a part of, and this one doesn’t involve being 30,000 feet in the air.

The study, which was conducted by, analyzed the survey results of 4,915 Americans over the age of 18 who had been on a plane at least one time in the past two years. Of those respondents, 75 percent reported having free time in the airport while waiting for their flights. From there, the survey wanted to know how most people spend their free time in the airport and found one answer to really stand out: They had sex.

Roughly 10 percent of fliers stated that they’ve had sex in the airport, while only eight percent said they were members of the Mile High Club. Of those who’ve done it, 87 percent hooked up with their traveling partner and five percent hooked up with a total stranger.

The most popular places to get it on in an airport? Well, 42 percent went with the public restroom, which we don’t recommend. Another 28 percent said they did it in “storage cupboards,” whatever that means. And 14 percent of people said fuck it and just hid their body parts under coats. Finally, the classiest 12 percent of respondents did it in their airlines’ VIP lounges.

It’s not as easy as it sounds though—17 percent reported being caught redhanded by airport staff… Cringe.

The Mile High Club just seems so overrated now, doesn’t it?

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