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Airline offers chance to pick who you sit next to using Facebook

16 December 2011

Travelling alone on an aircraft can be a lottery. But now the Dutch airline, KLM, is offering passengers the chance to pick who they sit next to by using Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.

It is developing an internet service known as “‘meet and seat’” which will give fliers access to to their fellow travellers’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.

The scheme will be launched next year and KLM admitted that many details still have to be worked out.


British Airways launches Facebook app

7 September 2011

British Airways is inviting users of the carrier to contribute to an online collection of itineraries through their new ‘Perfect Days‘ Facebook app.

Consumers can pick a city the airline flies to and create an itinerary for a 24 hour stay there. Integration with Google Maps allows users to mark each café, museum or bar on a map; other Facebook users can therefore see the precise route and click on each attraction to read information about it.


New KLM campaign connects Facebook to a real plane

4 May 2011

KLM challenges Facebook fans to convert their Facebook profile pictures into a ‘Delft Blue tile’ with an inspiring message. The most inspiring “‘Dutch Delft Blue tiles'” will be placed on the body of a KLM-plane Boeing 777-200. This worldwide campaign is named Tile & Inspire and starts today.

Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM says: “‘With this new campaign, KLM takes its Journeys of Inspiration strategy a step further. Tile & Inspire is another initiative to inspire our passengers and to actively engage customers around the world, like we did with the successful KLM surprise and our worldwide Luggage tag campaign'”.

source: Reuters

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook

1 February 2011

Starting today, seven major airlines are giving away the social network on their Wi-Fi networks all month, just as they would soft drinks and peanuts. It’s part of a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet.

The free Facebook service will be available on North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. Those who wish to use services other than Facebook must pay extra.

Facebook is the most-visited site via Gogo, which serves 1,100 commercial aircraft (or about 3,800 flights a day) and 5,000 private planes.

source: US Today