A Dutch Airline will soon be offering passengers a chance to pick who they want to sit by based on their facebook profiles. Uh huh. I don't think I like this. For one, if I'm on a flight I just want to get somewhere. I don't want someone to target me and sit by me for nine hours on our way to Paris (I'm dreaming big) because we both found the chubby cat sitting on the glass table funny. And I imagine there are countless directors, producers, and tv network heads who don't want hopeful actors and future reality stars stalking them and pestering them throughout their flight for tips or hookups. And what about the hot girls? The poor poor hot girls who will be surrounded by creepy men hitting on them throughout the duration of the flight. The only benefit I can see coming from this whole facebooking and flying thing is if you post that you had a huge bowl of chili the night before and I know NOT to sit by you for the long flight.
What do you all think? Would you want to facebook and choose your seat companions or have them choose you? Or would you rather take your chances with the big sweaty guy and the screaming kids?