Network in the air

Network in the air

Travellers who like to talk to the person sitting next to them on a flight may be pleased to learn that it is now possible to choose a neighbour with similar interests to themselves.

The new ‘Meet & Seat’ initiative from Dutch airline KLM allows customers to choose who they sit next to, having studied the Facebook or LinkedIn profiles of fellow passengers before flying.

Passengers can choose how much information they want to be made available to other ‘Meet & Seat’ members. The service will be available on KLM flights from Amsterdam to San Francisco, New York and Sao Paulo; if successful, it will be rolled out across other intercontinental destinations.

‘With Meet & Seat, KLM takes social networking a step forward,’ says Erik Varwijk, Managing Director, KLM. ‘This new service connects passengers and aims to give them a more inspirational journey.’

So, if you’re attending an event, you may like to travel onwards together, by taxi or train. Those travelling for business may choose to connect with someone from the same industry. And in case the pairings don’t work out as hoped? Don’t forget your headphones.

For more information contact KLM (0871 231 0000;

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