08/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Could Love Be in the Air?

Is it possible to find love in the air? That's the question Air New Zealand hopes to answer for a group of people departing from LAX on October 13, 2009.

These Kiwis may actually be onto something. When I interviewed Matt Daimler of (a website that helps passengers find the best seats on a plane) about SeatGuru's 2009 survey of 1,600 airline passengers, he said 30% of passengers report making good friends during flights and 27% of that group say the friendships began as romances. So perhaps Air New Zealand is onto something.

Until Wednesday, July 15, 2009, you can even save $200 off the already discounted $780 Roundtrip airfare. $580 is less than a six month membership to many internet dating sites. I'd rather look for love in New Zealand than home alone in front of my computer monitor. Visit the Matchmaking Flight's website for more details: