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Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight: Hook up with the Cutie in 14B

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match…at 40,000 feet?! If your mom has set you up with every available soul within a 50-mile radius, you’ve tried Match.com more times than you care to admit, and you’re still looking for Mr. or Ms. Right, you might try heading down under.

Air New Zealand is introducing the world’s first Matchmaking Flight. Adventurers looking for amour can book this flight from Los Angeles to Auckland on October 13, 2009 and see if sparks fly in the air. And you’re going to love the price. Round-trip flights are starting at just $780*. The airline will also treat you to a pre-flight gate party, themed food, drink, and games to encourage mingling on the flight, and a singles-only bash at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland.

In fact, you can start the flirting right now. Book a ticket today and upload an online dating profile on Air New Zealand’s website. There, you can tick a box saying whether you’re looking to meet a stateside mate or indulge in a fling with a New Zealand babe.

*Excludes government fees and taxes of approximately $82 (USD)

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My name: Alison Presley

Nickname: Presbo, because I'm good police.

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