Then all you have to do is to sync your Facebook or Twitter profile with KLM.
We’ve seen it movies — girl meets boy (or in the case of Valentine’s Day: gay meets girl haha) on an airplane, hesitant at first but they later on share intimate details about themselves, then they exchange numbers, and voila, they hook-up. Not that it doesn’t happen in real life already, but it looks like KLM or the Royal Dutch Airlines, is taking things further through its “social seating.”
According to the Dutch Daily News, “KLM is currently developing a checking service to help you find your perfect fellow passenger based on their social media profile.”
The news item adds that “Passengers will be able to link their social media accounts, such as LinkedIn, and select a fellow passenger with similarities. The ‘social seating’ feature could potentially lead to networking opportunities…”
To be fair, I’ve had my share of interesting airplane seatmates. 2 or 3 years ago when I was on a plane from Vancouver going to Chicago, I met this administrator of a hospital headed back to Chicago after a conference in Vancouver. While I’ve forgotten her name, this lady told me that they have a lot of Filipino nurses in their hospital, and that she thinks they have such good work ethic. During the whole plane ride, we talked about my sister who was then planning to work as a nurse in London, and how she’ll leave her son behind. I can just imagine how cool this would be — I can choose to sit beside a fellow blogger, or even a potential client!
Lets see if this pushes through 🙂
(read the news item here: http://www.dutchdailynews.com/klm-social-seating-helps-you-find-your-perfect-fellow-passenger/)