1. Southwest Airlines
Why? Pick-your-own seat
Like splitting aces & eights, or starting Case Keenum against Jacksonville in Fantasy, Southwest's pick-your-own seat is all about increasing your odds. No, you can't make her talk to you, or laugh at your "hilarious" riff about Carrot Top as a Starbucks barista, or even put down her iPad to acknowledge your existence, but you can at least ensure she spends the duration of the flight
uncomfortably fidgeting in the seat next to you. Which buys you two hours to come up with something better than Carrot Top at Starbucks (…so, you're saying there's a chance!). Incidentally, Southwest finished third worst in on-time performance, providing a rare perfect storm for picking up: easy conversation at the gate followed seamlessly by sitting in the same row. You can't argue SW's not looking out for you.