Baltic, a Latvian airline, has introduced a new system that will seat passengers based on their mood. Flyers who want to make new friends or avoid talkative seatmates will now have a much great opportunity to do so, thanks to the SeatBuddy program. From News.com.au:
Travellers will be able to choose from three preferred “flight moods'' according to whether they want to get on with work, make new business contacts or simply not be bothered by someone's droning voice for the duration of the flight.
Sounds good in theory, but the big question is, what will they do with parents who bring their young kids on the plane? The parents are going to choose the “relaxing” seats, since they’re stressed out from a day of traveling with small children. But when you put screaming young kids in the “relaxing” area, it’s no longer relaxing for anyone else nearby. Thus, the entire concept of mood-based seating is defeated by people’s desire for self-determinism. It’s quite the conundrum. You know, this is actually the question that gave Einstein an aneurysm. Good luck though, Baltic.
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