Airline to Seat Passengers Based on Their Mood

AirBaltic flyers can choose whether to socialize or shut down
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2012 9:19 AM CDT
Airline to Seat Passengers Based on Their Mood
AirBaltic will seat passengers based on their mood.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Sick of being stuck next to someone who pounds away on their laptop all flight long? Or do you get lonely flying and want to sit next to someone who shares your favorite hobby? Either way, at least one airline has your back, even if it is airBaltic. The Latvian airline is offering its customers the option of sitting in areas based on mood, such as working or relaxing, as well as clustering fliers with the same interests, reports Australia's News Network.

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“We're the first in the world to offer this,'' says an airline spokesman of the SeatBuddy system. The free service isn't mandatory, and the information collected goes into a database that tries to find the best matches possible, notes the YourMoneySite blog. The airline will begin testing it in late June. "Intelligent seating" is a new trend being floated by the air industry; in fact, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has already tried out a mid-air blind date service. (Read more airlines stories.)

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