Well social media is about to penetrate another aspect of our lives. Apparently some airlines are giving people the ability to chose who they sit next to on a flight. KLMs new “meet and seat” service allows passengers to select their seat partners based on their facebook and linkedin profiles. So you can chose to sit next to a banker from London or a Musician from Tennessee. This is a pretty snazzy idea. Finding out who is about to sit next to you on a plane has always been a nerve racking experience for me. I always sit down nervously staring at the other passengers as they walk down the aisles, holding my breath everytime a guy over 6ft stops near my seat. (Hey I am 6ft, we cant have two 6fters sitting next to each other!!). I have been paired up with people that would not stop talking about their puppies, or a sales guy who once tried to sell me insurance products through the entire flight!
Picking your flight partner would be a great idea………but now wait a minute, what happens if 5 people want to sit down with the same person?? Does the price of that seat go up? hmmmmm maybe its not such a good Idea after all….KLM you sly dogs 🙂