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#PlaneBae: An Alaska Airlines Love Connection Goes Viral

#PlaneBae: An Alaska Airlines Love Connection Goes Viral
Meg Butler

A recent Alaska Airlines flight became the unexpected recipient of a love connection, courtesy of a passenger who wanted to sit next to her boyfriend during their flight and asked one of the other passengers to switch seats with her.

Everyone loves a good Twitter thread, especially if it’s about a love connection. Rosey Blair was on an Alaska Airlines flight from New York City to Dallas on Monday and gave us just that. She was flying with her boyfriend but they didn’t have seats next to one another. So Blair asked a nearby woman to switch seats with her so they could ride together.

Little did Blair know, she would spark a love connection. The woman moved to Blair’s seat and ended up sitting next to a man she completely hit it off with. Blair documented the match on Twitter.

“Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together,” Blair tweeted, reported by CBS. “We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread.”

She continued: “Both look like sexy fitness buffs and they are chatting chatting and smiling at each other and we haven’t even left the runway!!!! I hope they get to fall in love!”

The thread continued to document the two together, what they spoke about, how close they sat together, and even when they went to the bathroom together.

The potential couple, after seeing the lovefest, thanked everyone on twitter for their support and encouragement.

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  1. teal4two

    July 13, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    No, Meg, the potential couple did not thank everyone.

    From The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/07/unidentified-plane-bae-womans-statement-confirms-the-worst/565139/

    In a statement issued through her lawyer to Business Insider she wrote:

    I am a young professional woman. On July 2, I took a commercial flight from New York to Dallas. Without my knowledge or consent, other passengers photographed me and recorded my conversation with a seatmate. They posted images and recordings to social media, and speculated unfairly about my private conduct.

    Since then, my personal information has been widely distributed online. Strangers publicly discussed my private life based on patently false information.

    I have been doxxed, shamed, insulted and harassed. Voyeurs have come looking for me online and in the real world.

    I did not ask for and do not seek attention. #PlaneBae is not a romance—it is a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.

    Please continue to respect my privacy, and my desire to remain anonymous.
    —-
    Her comments confirm many people’s worst suspicions about the event—that she was being exploited for viral fame unknowingly, and unwillingly, to nefarious ends.

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