travelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1813 posts, RR: 7 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5102 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;
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6489 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4905 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)
ju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 3114 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4620 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 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.
Ychocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4477 times:
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
kl911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5496 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4351 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.....