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Man claims pilot used Grindr to hit on him while he was flying the plane

JP Thorn was flying on the Delta Airlines plane when he received a notification from what he claims was the pilot

2018-11-29

Words: Steve Brown

A man has claimed a pilot used Grindr to hit on him while flying the plane.

JP Thorn was a passenger on board a Delta Airlines flight when he received a notification on the hook-up app from a profile with a photo of a cockpit with the message, ‘I see you’re on my flight. Enjoy the ride to Chicago’.

Thorn told The New York Post: “The message read, ‘I see you’re on my flight. Enjoy the ride to Chicago’.

“My reaction was I knew I needed to get off this plane as fast as I can. I’ve had some weird experiences with proximity stuff on Grindr.

“He asked me about our flight, how it was on the way, and [the conversation] was really standard.

“I said there was no turbulence, then he made a joke about turbulence. I meet up with people all the time from Grindr.

“I think I totally would have met him for coffee.”