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Social Media To Help KLM Passengers Find Seatmates

First Posted: 12/06/11 04:45 PM ET Updated: 12/14/11 03:14 PM ET

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is developing a service by which passengers can select seatmates via social media, according to the Dutch Daily News.

Though still unofficial, the service, called "social seating," was announced by an airline executive at a conference. It will allow passengers to use such social media as Facebook or LinkedIn profiles to find passengers with similarities to themselves or engage in business networking.

According to De Telegraff , the service will be available early next year.

Another KLM innovation made headlines recently, when in June the carrier announced it would begin powering flights with biofuel made from recycled cooking oil.

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Filed by Rebecca Dolan  |