1 in 50 people finds love on an airplane, study claims

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CNN  — 

There can be few more irritating people than your fellow airplane passengers – but apparently there’s still a chance you’ll fall in love with them.

A new study from British bank HSBC suggests that 1 in 50 airplane passengers meet the love of their life on board an aircraft. The other 49, presumably, just annoy the heck out of each other as they travel.

The results came from interviews with 2,150 people from 141 countries in which participants were asked about the likelihood of meeting “the one” while cooped up in a metal tube 30,000 feet in the sky. Some 6,000 people from Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom were additionally also quizzed on their flying habits.

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