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Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles

Want to choose who you’re sitting beside? A Dutch airline is letting passengers share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles before picking a seat.
Dec 15th 2011, 6:31 PM 5,789 24

KLM ROYAL DUTCH Airlines has come up with an interesting way to let you pick your seat on board its flights.

USA Today reports that the carrier will allow passengers to see the social media profiles of those on board the flight when checking in online.

If you’re looking to network or meet new people during the journey then you can choose your seat location accordingly.

Passengers are able to make the choice whether to link up their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles to their e-tickets.

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

TNooz notes that KLM are not the first airline to utilize social media in this way. Malaysia Airlines is reportedly launching a service to allow people to see when their friends might be flying by connecting tickets to their Facebook profiles.

What do you think? Would you want to check out the social media profiles of your seatmates before flying? Tell us in the comments…

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