Privacy protection and data use still big concerns in social seating game [INFOGRAPHIC]
Social seating start-up SeatID ran a survey in August and September on travellers’ attitudes to finding a buddy to sit next to while you fly.
The company, which is in private beta, has created an infographic with the results which unsurprisingly shows concerns around how information will be used, what will be visible etc
Apart from those hurdles, travellers seem to broadly embrace the concept with 60% saying they’d be interested and 30% saying it would depend on the airline.
Interesting to note that despite the number of initiatives around social seating, travellers view it as a fun option as opposed to a must have with 37% saying it will make for a more fun flight experience and 32% saying it will enable them to connect in a new way.
Survey participants were asked to view the following video explaining social seating prior to getting involved in the survey.
Linda Fox is a reporter for Tnooz. For the past six years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.
In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.
Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.