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Air travel doesn't have to be boring (and, as Louis C.K. famously explained, really shouldn't). The Japanese travel agency H.I.S. offered a service to keep you entertained. For a fee, you could sit next to a pretty young college student. Rocket News 24 reports:
Applications were being accepted to be seated next to one of five young women, ranging from second to fourth-year students of Todai (as the University of Tokyo is populrly called). The profile for each included her field of study, with one literature student, two aspiring engineers, one science major, and finally one pupil from the education department available for in-cabin companionship.
Each also had a suggested conversation topic listed, such as “I’ll teach you about the city you’re traveling to,” “I’ll tell you my favorite architectural structures,” or “I’ll help you with your homework.” There was also one woman with the less scholarly invitation of “Let’s talk about comedians.”
The program was controversial as some people thought it was sexist. H.I.S. has since shut it down.