People on the other side of the pond are putting the "lay" in "layover."

According to a very important study, 10% of British people have had sex in an airport, with 12% of those admitting they've been caught in the act.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING, THE BRITISH ARE COMING

About 76% did the deed in the bathroom. Another 21% have enjoyed the romantic rendezvous in a storage closet where we can only imagine some man actually yelled, "Sorry to disappoint you, but that's actually a janitor's mop!"

"WE DID IT BECAUSE..."

Some people kill time at the magazine stand. Some kill time chowing down on a $38 slice of pizza. Some kill time doing the horizontal lambada. Why? Thirty-two percent said they were "in the holiday spirit" (although we're not sure which holiday they're referring to). Another 27% loved the idea they might get caught (which we bet is much higher than the number who love the idea they might catch someone).

MILE HIGH LOW

All the carnal activity on the ground means passengers are content keeping their seat in the upright and locked position. That's right -- only 4% have done the deed while in the air. And 31% of those were caught, leading to more discomfort than the guy who's sitting behind the 400-pound dude who insists on putting his seat all the way back.

ITALY IS DEFINITELY FOR LOVERS

While 10% of the British cop to getting jiggy with it at the airport, they're still behind some of their European counterparts. Seventeen percent of Italians have done it, as have 14% of the Spanish, while only 8% of Germans and 3% of the French have given into their desires, proving prudishness still has a place in the old country.