KLM’s new matchmaking program
Dutch airline KLM has now itself entreated the social networking revolution. With its new service, known as Meet&Seat. A service allows participating passengers to view each others Facebook profiles, and can the request to sit next to them. Currently this must be a pretty unique even amongst airlines as a world first.
KLM managing director Erik Varwijk told the New York Times "For ten years, there has been this question about serendipity and whether you could improve the chances of meeting somebody interesting onboard, but the technology just wasn't available".
Of course this could be open to abuse and stalkers, fortunately passengers do have the option to opt out of the scheme should they have fear of being stalked. The participant does get a say in what personal information they wish to be shared.
The Meet & Seat program is currently available on flights between Amsterdam and New York, San Francisco and Sao Paulo.