With all of today’s social media sites, it’s apparent that consumers like to reach out to others to find friendship that they may not have time for in there everyday lives. Perhaps it’s a way for long distance friends to keep in touch or stay at home Mom’s to find other Mom’s to share with. How far are you willing to go using social media sites like Facebook?
I noticed that over the past week it would seem that airlines are asking your jacket size and then seating the largest passengers next to each other. Of course, this is a crazy thought and it’s just a coincidence; however, now airlines KLM and Malaysia Air are offering a new service where passengers can share their Facebook page to other passengers on the plane.
Would you be willing to let complete strangers view your Facebook page to in order to sit next to someone that you could have more in common with? They are offering this service to allow passengers on long flights to find those that have similar interests, careers, dreams and goals. You have up until 48 hours before the flight and can cancel when you get there if you change your mind. It appears that the seat still has to available though.
Other airlines are looking into it but no plans to move forward with it are in place due to a possible invasion of privacy. Even the participating airlines urge passengers to careful watch how much of their Facebook accounts are available to the program.
What ideas do you have that airlines can offer to make your flight in regards to passenger seating more customer friendly?