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Hate having an airplane seatmate? You have options

Airlines are looking for ways to be more accommodating and make for a nicer, more comfortable flight.

KLM has Meet & Seat and Air Asia is offering the Empty Seat Option.

In Harriet Baskas article Hate having an airplane seatmate? You have options she discusses the Empty Seat Option and what exactly the program is about.


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Find out who is on your next flight on KLM with Meet & Seat

 

Discover Meet & Seat

See who will be on board
What is Meet & Seat
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KLM’s Meet & Seat lets you find out about interesting people who will be on board your KLM flight such as other passengers attending the same event as you at your destination..

Simply share your Facebook or LinkedIn profile through Manage my Booking. Next, check other passengers’ profile details to see where they’ll be sitting. Of course, you can also choose your seat.

Meet & Seat is a new KLM service – the first of its kind. It is available for:

  • Bookings with 1 passenger
  • KLM flights between Amsterdam and New York, San Francisco and Sao Paulo
  • From 90 days until 48 hours before departure

We are working on making it available for many more KLM flights soon.

Read More: KLM Meet & Seat

 

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Airlines using biofuels to cut down on carbon emissions

Nearly 3 billion passengers carried by the world’s airlines will generate approximately 650 million tons of carbon emissions according to Bettina Wassener of the NY Times.

Just in November of last year we had many airlines using biofuels as an alternative for the first time. Some of the fuels are being derived from cooking oil, algae, and vegetable oil.

Solazyme Inc., which started in a garage in Palo Alto is a provider of biofuels made of microalgae. United announced on November 7th, 2011 that they signed a letter of intent with Solazyme to purchase 20 million gallons of the biofuel annually. This will take place in 2014.

SkyNRG another biofuel company in the Netherlands is providing biofuels for airlines such as KLM, Asia Pacific and others.

 

Some of the Airlines that are using biofuels are:

US Airlines/Alaska Airlines started using biofuels on 75 of their flights on Nov. 9th, 2011

 

Lufthansa

 

KLM

 

Virgin Airlines

 

Continental/United Airlines

“You don’t have any difference at all in terms of performance of the airplane or operations by the pilot,” said Capt. Jackson Seltzer, a 25-year Continental veteran

 

There is a great deal of controversy around the use of biofuels. The use of factory farmed animal waste and fats used by Tyson Foods-Syntroleum joint venture with Dynmaic Fuels has it’s downfalls.

 

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