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Social seat number neighbours
The Dutch airline KLM is developing a new service, which enables passengers to choose their seat neighbour on their next flight via Facebook and LinkedIn. This way travelling long distances could become more enjoyable for passengers.
Why it matters
Enabling passengers to connect with likeminded people via social media may add a new value to flying. This concept holds many chances for collaboration with brands that offer other services, for example business networking or match making services. If this proves to be a success, will we also see car rentals or train operating companies providing a similar service?
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Wilco Jung, a regular airline consumer was disappointed with the Dutch Royal airliner KLM. The carrier did not offer a direct flight from Amsterdam to Miami . He expressed his frustration on Twitter and by doing so managed to get KLM to accept a challenge. The Challenge was that the KLM would supply a Boeing 747 if Wilco would fill this plane with reservations within 6 days. He succeeded within 40 hours.