Membership may seem like a joke to most, but one U.S. airline has been taking Flights of Fancy seriously for several years.
Ohio's Flamingo Air invites adventurous lovers to "give someone a flight they won't forget."
For $425.00 US, Flamingo provides a one-hour flight on a small private aircraft, a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates and "one very discreet pilot."
Once the curtain behind the pilot is drawn, passengers are free to spend that hour however, ahem, they wish.
According to Cincinatti's 9 News, a pilot first offered the service more than two decades ago in response to a dare from his colleagues. Thousands of customers have since proven a real demand for the brief getaway.
"I have had a high heel in my ear once, been shot in the back of the head with a champagne cork, and thank God we wear headsets," said Dave MacDonald, who has piloted many of the flights.
"What goes on behind the curtain is no concern of our ours."
Sharon McGee, MacDonald's wife and co-president of Flamingo Air, recalls one couple who visited the business to show off a special souvenir.
"The next summer they brought a little guy by and said he was conceived in the airplane," she said.
Flamingo has booked up to eight flights in a day, and Valentine's Day is definitely high season.
What do you think of the so-called Flights of Fancy? Does the idea interest you?
(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)
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