The slang term Mile High Club, sometimes abbreviated as m.h.c, refers to people who had any kind of sexual act during a flight.
“Mile High” applies to the high miles of air travelling, and “club” mainly corresponds to the fact that amongst adults it can be perceived as a status symbol because of the act’s rarity.
According to the comical website, Mile High Club, the first known person to ever join this exclusive club was Lawrence Sperry, who also happened to be the creator of the autopilot in 1914.
However, according to the article about “mile high club” on Green’s Dictionary of Slang, the term wasn’t used as a slang until the late 1960s.
The dictionary also notes that the term was joined by “mile-deep club” refers to those who had intercourse while travelling through The Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.
Due to the affordability and convenience of travelling by planes, it heavily increased the popularity of the term. “Mile High Club” mainly spread around the 1980s-90s.
In the early 20th century, an organization named Mile High Club was created in Denver, Colorado. It was a social club created by men for men who attended the University of Illinois.
For the sake of this organization, a nightclub called The Mile High Club was opened, which still stands in Denver.
The “Mile High Club” is often a common culture symbol, or plot point, and has also acted as titles for a variety of movies and songs.
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