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Between social seating features from KLM and Malaysia Airlines, as well as two new meet-up tools from FlyerTalk, air passengers should never have to travel alone if they feel like engaging other passengers.

Flying from Hong Kong to Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City August 2 on United Flight 79?

So is FlyerTalk member Travellbugg, if you have any interest in connecting and swapping some flight tales.

Or maybe you’ll be in the nabe of the Delta SkyClub at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta airport on August 3 between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Gralistair, who has been a FlyerTalk member since 2008 and has authored 2,003 posts and uploaded 58 images, plans on being there if you are looking to pass the time between flights with a kindred spirit.

The meet-ups, initiated by the two FlyerTalk members, become possible through a new version of FlyerTalks’s FlightConnect tool and a just off-the-shelf LoungeConnect feature, both of which are in beta. You can also access the tools under the Members tab on the homepage.

The tools themselves aren’t overly social; there is bare bones information about the member extending the invite and there is little way to interact before the hoped-for get-together.

Still, the tools could make for some perhaps unanticipated great connections while getting from here to there. And if the meeting goes wrong? At least there’s security nearby.




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