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Choosing Your Seat Neighb. Trough Facebook: KLM  
User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1654 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

KLM is continuing it's innovating use of social media (in my humble opinion that is   ), they are gonna start with a new project where you can choose your seat neighbour based on his/hers Facebook or LinkedIN profile;

(sorry only in Dutch);
http://www.nu.nl/internet/2685639/kl...rman-kiezen-via-sociale-media.html

"Als een passagier incheckt op internet kunnen de profielen van LinkedIn en Facebook gekoppeld worden. Andere passagiers kunnen zo een buurman uitkiezen met wie zij bijvoorbeeld overeenkomsten hebben.

Uiteraard moeten passagiers er zelf voor kiezen deze informatie te delen."


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Translation: When a passenger checks in through internet he can connect his/hers LinkedIN or Facebook profile. In that way passengers can choose seat neighbours with which they share similarities.

Of course passengers can choose themselves if they want to share information or not.
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Could come in handy for networking business people. No official word on when this pilot is gonna start though.

[Edited 2011-12-05 06:56:44]


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User currently offlinejetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2832 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

This could be extremely smart, or incredibly stupid. I still haven't decided yet.... I like the thinking outside the box, though. One thing I am certain of is, I need a fresh soda....

[Edited 2011-12-05 07:08:12]


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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Nice idea at first, but what about people who do not spend half of their life on FB or LinkedIn, and as a result are "unsociable"? Will they be relegated to the back of the plane?  

User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 2):
but what about people who do not spend half of their life on FB or LinkedIn

I think this will be most people. I would expect only a few people to do this unless it really catches on with other airlines...just a little something that KLM can do to market themselves. Obviously there will be plenty of people who choose not to do it, or simply are not on either website...or, heck, are even in countries where they cannot access Facebook easily (such as China)


User currently offlinerdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1797 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 3):
I would expect only a few people to do this unless it really catches on with other airlines..

I think this would be extremely popular with the younger male crowd, trying to get next to a young attractive lass. Will they then sell those seats at a premium?  


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Brilliant! I'll take the seat beside that leggy blonde who's pictured undressing herself after a couple of drinks. Interactive IFE just got a little more personal...  


Dan  



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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2758 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3956 times:
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Quoting sw733 (Reply 3):
I would expect only a few people to do this unless it really catches on with other airlines..

I think that they are trying to reach out to the younger crowd. When I visited my friend in the Netherlands they all told me that they never check KLM out because it's considered as a Business oriented and expensive airline.


User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Interesting.

AF/KL already had http://www.bluenity.com/ which linked users on flights. You could chat with folks on the flight you are on, or folks arriving to your destination at the same time. People often share tips and info. For example I recommended a Indian restaurant off Kensington High St. and a someone from the other side of the world had a nice meal out, which was pretty cool  

This only expands on that idea.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Gonna all end a bit rapey...

User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5260 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Very good idea, young people can join other young people, same for the elderly, and most important, I hope by judging the facebook pic to choose a seatmate of normal proportions.
And, that pretty blond.....  


User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 6):

  

sometimes they can be even 800 USD more expensive than the next competitor! but seems things are changing.... afterall on this "evil market" when in Rome......


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 973 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 2):
Brilliant! I'll take the seat beside that leggy blonde who's pictured undressing herself after a couple of drinks. Interactive IFE just got a little more personal...  

I'd like the seat next to the very thin person. Gender is irrelevant.


User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 11):

I'd like the seat next to the very thin person. Gender is irrelevant.
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Brilliant! I'll take the seat beside that leggy blonde who's pictured undressing herself after a couple of drinks. Interactive IFE just got a little more personal...  

And if you want an empty row, what about creating a fake FB account with an extremely ugly picture so that nobody would want to seat next to you ? Oh wait, it could work with real pictures too   



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User currently onlineSomedayTrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 6):
When I visited my friend in the Netherlands they all told me that they never check KLM out because it's considered as a Business oriented and expensive airline.
Quoting andrefranca (Reply 10):
sometimes they can be even 800 USD more expensive than the next competitor! but seems things are changing.... afterall on this "evil market" when in Rome......

Interesting. From my experience, when checking intercontinental flights from ARN its almost always that KLM is among the cheapest ones. Usually they are much cheaper then SK, LH or BA.



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