Poland's national airline is called LOT, and this holiday season, they have invited passengers to "KISSaLOT" (I couldn't make this up) by hanging mistletoe in the cabin of every aircraft in its fleet, through January 6th. The airline says it's their way of bringing people together, while I'm wondering what happened to a chat and a drink.
According to The Romance of Flight, kissing under the mistletoe has only recently become a thing in Poland. Traditionally, mistletoe is supposed to being love, happiness and harmony, while also helping end feuds. That's pretty interesting, considering the fact that mistletoe is a parasite.
LOT even established a website, allowing users to track flights to see if a LOT plane is overhead, but it seems that it's not playing nicely with Google Maps. When I tried it, I got a pop-up message saying something about the API key being invalid. Oops!
I'l have to give them points for creativity, but it's a shame that the website execution was poorly done. It's not like people ever really needed an excuse to kiss on a plane, and some have been busted for taking it way past kissing, but this is one of the more original holiday ideas I've seen this year.
Photos via LOT Airlines
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