Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t make sharing any bigger, the social media giant is now extending its reaches into the world of flying. In conjunction with Facebook, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Malaysia are launching Meet & Seat and MHbuddy, respectively— a socially savvy attempt to make flying an interactive experience. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ Meet & Seat allows travelers who have similar interests or backgrounds to be sat together, and facilitates pre-flight meetings for those attending the same conferences or events.
Managing Director of LKM, Erik Varwijk said, “With Meet & Seat, KLM takes social networking a step forward. This new service connects passengers and aims to give them a more inspirational journey.” Passengers can connect with fellow travelers by entering their Facebook or LinkedIn account when signing up to be a part of Meet & Seat, however, it is only available during intercontinental flights. Initially, KLM’s social flying experience will begin as a pilot program between Amsterdam and New York as well as San Francisco and Sao Paulo.