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’.
remember when my pilot messaged me on grindr at 30,000 feet in the air pic.twitter.com/0q7QNDX7MV— JP (@emobandtshirt) November 25, 2018
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.”