Dec 14, 2011

You can select a seatmate of your choice using Facebook or LinkedIn if you are travelling in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

The Airlines is launching a "meet and seat" service early next year that will let passengers tap their social media accounts and pick seatmates based on similar interests, USA Today reported.

Travellers will be able to link Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to their check-in information.

KLM says the service will be available to all passengers checking in online, but travellers can choose whether or not to make their profiles publicly available.

But pointed out that it might make our journey horrible if we end up with someone who just wants to make a sales pitch.

"What has made KLM, already well-known for quirky social media campaigns, think this is something passengers really want as opposed to a service the airline believes they might want?" it said.

"Of course, passengers don't have to link up their profiles if they're not interested but what if they play along and end up with someone who just wants to make a sales pitch. You have to wonder how many people will be willing to take that chance," it added.

Tnooz also revealed that Malaysia Airlines is also releasing a service on Facebook that lets passengers see which friends are taking the same flight or visiting a destination at the same time.
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