Find a friend on your flight

Find a friend on your flight

A social check-in facility on South African Airways lets you select the person you want to sit next to based on their Facebook details

Staff Writer
May 27 , 2014
01 Min Read

South African Airways, has introduced ‘Social Check-In’, a creative method that allows guests to manage an online check-in through their Facebook profiles. In doing so, guests are able to share their own profile while also checking other traveller profiles and choosing seats based on matching interests.


A simple process, Social Check-In entails guests to check in online on or and fill-in their flight details. It is up to you how much information you share about yourself.For further privacy details you can check their website.

Social Check-In allows passengers to enjoy their journey and experience, seated beside someone they are comfortable with while also giving them a chance to meet and socialize with like-minded people,” said Sajid Khan, Country Manager – India.

How does it work?

  • 1) Simply share your Facebook details while you are busy checking in.
  • 2) Select your profile details that you wish to share with other passengers and add your travel details
    Next, a seat map will show you:
  • 3) Other passengers’ profile details
  • 4) The seats they have chosen
  • 5) Available seats – you can now select seats to people with the same interests or going to the same events.

Social Check-In is available for both local and international flights. Make sure you check in 24 hours before your flight and not less than 90 minutes for Domestic flights and 2 hours for your international flight. After that, you will not be able to view the other passengers’ profiles or change your seat.


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