Techlicious: Latest Dumb Idea from an Airline


By Techlicious

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently shared that they’re soon going to allow passengers to check other travelers’ public Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to choose their seatmates when checking in online and choosing a seat. Dubbing the program “meet and seat,” it could launch as soon as January 2012.

The process is simple. When you make your reservation with the airline, you’ll have the option of making your Facebook profile public to other passengers on your flight. You could essentially scan the profile photos and recent status updates to discover potential business partners with whom you’d like to strike up a conversation, a flirting partner for the flight, a potential mate – or even avoid being seated next to a co-worker, a kid, or someone with unseemly status updates.

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