Virgin Goes Facebook Connect
Virgin announces its new Virgin.com website. It includes many social features that allow their audience to interact with the content published in various sections. Since Virgin is encouraging its users to interact, they revealed that they are working with Facebook Connect application for their planes. “What if you could send a drink from the Virgin website to your friend on the plane using Facebook Connect?” hinted Virgin’s Alex Hunter today at the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami. Hunter is the Head of Online Marketing for the Virgin Group.
In theory, you will be able to do things such as:
- People could find their friends on Virgin flights and send them virtual gifts in real time
- Travelers could find their friends on the same flight and try to get seats next to them when checking in
- Virgin could provide a myriad of deeper travel application experiences for its customers
This Facebook Connect implementation will be the beginning of new social experiences when flying.
Do you think other airline companies are going to take advantage from this type of applications?