And it wasn't long before the two were caught in their attempt to join the "Mile High Club".
The 48-year-old woman, who was bound for Nashville, Tennessee, and the 28-year-old man, who was bound for Miami, reportedly didn't know each other before boarding Sunday's flight from Los Angeles to Detroit, Detroit's WDIV reported.
Two Delta Airlines passengers who were busted performing a sex act in their seats mid-flight are likely not going to be charged and will be hit with $800 fines instead. The man and woman were initially ticketed once the plane landed, but it seems that sex on an airplane is very similar to the type of sex you have with a stranger in Las Vegas - what happens in the air stays in the air.
The case was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but as of last night, the U.S. attorneys office told the Detroit Free Press it had not received word about any possible charges.More news: Jack Wilshere is ready for England return, says Arsène Wenger
The pair are both facing charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony, said agents.
A Delta spokesman declined a request for comment by The Washington Post.
A spokesperson for the Detroit Metro Airport confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that the duo was taken into custody upon landing, but that the FBI took over the investigation in a nearby building. Both were issued citations.