This is kind of funny.
Have you ever had a connection with a stranger sitting next to you on a plane, only to go your separate ways at the baggage claim without exchanging phone numbers, email addresses, or full names, realizing with regret that you’ll never see the person again? I haven’t. But I’m sure a lot of people have.
That’s why this Australian guy created a website wemetonaplane.com. This is where you go to find that special someone you bonded with, as you kick yourself for not getting his or her contact info. It’s basically “missed connections” for airline travelers. The guy who created the site met his own girlfriend on a plane, so he knows what he’s talking about.
I checked out the site, but to be honest I didn't get that into it. What I did find interesting in the article was that airlines are starting to integrate Facebook and other social media into their in-flight seating processes. KLM has considered letting fliers pick their seatmates on Facebook, while Malaysian Airlines already lets travelers see where their Facebook friends are sitting.
It's clear, as social media continues to become more and more a part of our lives, there will be many ways in which your flight abroad can be more like a romantic comedy.