Friday, February 24, 2012

Selecting a Seatmate to Make Skies Friendlier - NYTimes.com

Truly friendly skies

This month, the Dutch carrier KLM began testing a program it calls Meet and Seat, allowing ticket-holders to upload details from their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles and use the data to choose seatmates.

The concept is a step beyond the not always successful efforts a few years ago by some airlines — including Air France, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa — to build “walled” social networks out of their existing frequent flier memberships.

Selecting a Seatmate to Make Skies Friendlier - NYTimes.com

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