Mile-high sex flights from Farnborough airportBy Tim Harris
March 12, 2013
ROMANTIC couples can ‘join the mile-high club’ by booking a sex flight from Farnborough Airport for around £5,000.
The offer has been launched by online company Wish.co.uk, and is called the Mile High Club Experience.
It can be booked from airports of the customer’s choice, including Farnborough’s private facility.
Wish confirmed the company has ‘a great relationship’ with a private jet provider, which handles the aviation side of things.
The Wish website read: “There is something sexy about air travel.
“Whether it is the shape of the fuselage, the legal fabric restraints or the complimentary sparkling wine, nothing gets our mojos working quite like it.
“Alas, acting on these urges while airborne can be problematic. Do so in ‘economy’ and you’re likely to elicit the most ferocious of frowns from fellow passengers.
“Worse, furtive trips to the bathroom with your beau can carry legal repercussions. “Good news: you may now fulfil those filthy flying fantasies. Yes, we are inviting you to join our luxury Mile High Club.”
While a spokesman for TAG Farnborough Airport said they had been made aware of the flight offer, it was ‘not the type of business TAG Farnborough Airport would welcome’.
Councillor Paul Taylor, who represents Knellwood ward at Rushmoor Borough Council and also sits on the Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee, said he had not been aware of the Wish flights.
“It’s one of those things that’s going to be stirred up – it’s a high interest story in some places, but not in others.
“It’s a business decision for the company. Once the flight has taken off, what goes on during the flight is nothing to do with the airport.”
He added that he would not be surprised if there were some people who would fork out for the experience, but added: “I will not be booking a flight.”
Wish outlines how flights, which can be bought by any two consenting people aged 18 and over, will include champagne and chocolates.
Flights last one hour, although Wish points out that extended flight times can be arranged upon request.
Wish founder Richard Kershaw explained his vision for the Mile High Club Experience.
“If people dream of joining the mile high club then we can make it happen,” he said. “Our goal is to offer people the opportunity to that experience that they perhaps otherwise would not be able to do. I hope it will take off.”
When asked his response to anyone who might find this service ‘inappropriate’, he said: “I think people need to lighten up. If it is two consenting adults then I don’t see what there is to be upset about.”
Mr Kershaw said only one Mile High Club booking had been made so far since its launch shortly before Valentine’s Day.
This was for an airport outside of Rushmoor, but Mr Kershaw said there has been interest in bookings for Farnborough Airport.