07/13/2010 05:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Social Media Allowing Frequent Fliers To Travel Together

Airlines and social media providers are scrambling to catch up. Airlines are beefing up their presence on networking channels, and travelers' groups like have created new applications that allow members to find one another while on the road. Business travelers can use these services to share cabs to the airport, swap advice or locate colleagues in the same city. As Mr. Jarvis puts it, "finding a like-minded person to travel with lessens the chance of getting stuck next to some talkative bozo" on a long flight.