Passenger says Delta pilot used Grindr to hit on him during flight

By Christian Gollayan, New York Post

A passenger on board a Delta plane was creeped out after a pilot messaged him on Grindr during their flight.

JP Thorn, a 27-year-old college student, told The Post that the strange interaction happened while he was flying from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Chicago in August. When his flight landed, his cellular service returned and he noticed a new notification on the gay dating app.

“I see you’re on my flight,” the message read. “Enjoy the ride to Chicago.”

“My reaction was I knew I needed to get off this plane as fast as I can,” Thorn, who’s studying communications at Hamline University, told The Post. “I’ve had some weird experiences with proximity stuff on Grindr.”