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Mid-Air Matchmaking? Dutch Airline to Let Passengers Choose Seatmates on Facebook?

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(AMSTELVEEN, The Netherlands) -- A new policy by a Dutch airline will allow passengers to choose their seatmates based on Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.

KLM hopes to roll out the "Social Seating" policy in 2012, according to a company representative.

The airline will allow fliers to access other passengers' social media information when checking onto a flight online and then choose their seatmate based on similar interests, USA Today reported. They will also be able to link their own social media profiles with their check-in information, allowing others to see and choose them.

The policy would also allow passengers to opt out of the service if they want, the report said.

A KLM representative said the project was still in its development phase and the company could not yet share details on how it would work.

Other attempts to integrate social networking and air travel have floundered in the past, including a failed company called AirTroductions, which offered an online dating service for frequent travelers.

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Chilean Plane Crashes off Juan Fernandez Islands, All 21 Feared Dead

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(JUAN FERNANDEZ) -- A Chilean air force plane carrying 21 people crashed near the Juan Fernandez islands off of Chile’s Pacific coast Friday night.

BBC News reports that the Casa-212 plane from Santiago attempted to land at the islands' airport twice before it was reported missing, according to Chilean Defense Minister Andres Allamand.

The islands' mayor reported rough and windy conditions when the plane was due to land.

Plane wreckage and luggage was found in the water, confirming the plane had crashed.

Among the passengers onboard was Felipe Camiroaga, the host of Chile's popular national TV program Good Morning Everyone.

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