You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

KLM customers can use Facebook data to pick seats

KLM customers can use Facebook data to pick seats

PARIS - This month, the Dutch airline KLM began testing a program it calls Meet and Seat, allowing ticketholders to upload details from their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles and use the data to choose seatmates.

“For at least 10 years, there has been this question about serendipity and whether you could improve the chances of meeting someone interesting onboard,’’ said Erik Varwijk, a managing director in charge of passenger business at KLM. “But the technology just wasn’t available.’’

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week