What might air travel be like tomorrow, if airlines start using the latest social media tools today?
Remember the video I did about the future of flight if airlines adopted the technologies available today to enhance the flight experience? Inspired from that, I wrote an article on FlightGlobal’s ShowDaily at the Hamburg Interiors Show last week, which zoomed in on scenarios assuming airlines would adopt the latest free social media technologies today. And the result was quite enjoyable (from the reviews I’ve heard).
On this hypothetical flight,
- After booking the flight, my Facebook and Twitter friends planned my trip, thanks to a tool called Flip.to
- I pre-ordered food on Twitter
- Pre-selected “family zone” on the flight, where people of similar interests would be sitting
- I managed to get the wifi free, by filling up a survey on the landing page, when I turned on my browser
- “Rented” a power point to plug in my Mac.
- Was offered an iPad, but couldn’t rent it, as they were all booked in advance
So, what do you think? Is this too much to ask of our favorite airlines? If there was one airline that was to adopt most of these technologies, who would it be? Let’s hear your thoughts in comments and on Twitter (@simpliFlying)