Sir Richard Branson and explorer Chris Welsh (L) attend a press conference in Newport Beach, California on April 5, 2011 to announce plans to take a solo piloted submarine to the deepest points in each of the world's five oceans.
Credit: Gabriel Bouys

Miss, that gentleman over there wearing the foam neck pillow would like to buy you a drink. In an effort to promote its new route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Virgin America  has introduced  an in-flight system that allows passengers to send drinks to each other. 

But in a twist that harkens back to junior high, the system allows you to flirt with the passenger of your affection without even looking at her or talking to her.

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Instead, passengers can simply use the in-flight entertainment system to pinpoint the person they like, then have a drink, snack or meal sent over. Once you buy the hottie you like a drink, you can follow up with a text message to the seat,  WKMG reported

Sir Richard Branson announced the launch of the new in-flight flirting  in a YouTube video. "Your chance of de-planing with a plus-one are at least 50 percent," he says. Alternately, your chances of getting inundated with more cocktails than you want and stalker-ish text messages are 80 percent. 

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