As a news producer weird things get sent to my inbox all the time. A lot of them aren't worth doing a whole story on, but most of them are still rather interesting. A recent email I got falls in the latter category.
The mile high club
Are you a part of it? According to some "research" done by Switchfly, which is a "technology company that powers travel booking and loyalty redemption for the world's most popular travel brands," only 4% of Americans have admitted to being a part of the club. Men are three times more likely than women to have joined (interesting...).
But wait. There's more!
25% of the country is willing to join (go on...) they just haven't had the "opportunity" yet. Now, this next part I found very interesting:
Of those three - I find the $100K figure the most interesting. Is this included in the first class ticket... package? That income bracket is certainly most likely to fly private. Maybe that's it?
I hate studies
Personally, I hate studies. So, I take "research" like this (or any kind of study, for that matter, that claims to have the answer about whether something is good or bad for you) with a grain of salt. Because the next day someone will come out with another study claiming the exact opposite. This study explained how they got the answers they did:
"This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Switchfly from November 6-10, 2014 among 2,008 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated."
There you have it. Do what you want with this information. I found it interesting enough to share with you. Are you part of the 4%?