Planely - Connect with people on your flight

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  1. Cool new site to meet some new people and get travel recommendations.

    www.planely.com

    Would you try it?
     
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  2. diver90
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    First thought - no.
     
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    Sounds like a new twist to online dating.
     
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  4. Sounds like a good idea if you frequently travel alone. I'm not sure if I would use it though...
     
  5. Marty McFry
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    connect and sit together. find out the other person is a weirdo.. then try to figure out a way to move back to your seat without things getting awkward or just sit next to the person for the rest of the flight hoping the 8 hr flight would end as soon as possible.

    yeah i'll pass
     
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    Yup, I can see that happening.
     
  7. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
     
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  8. Marty McFry
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    maybe i'll just pretend to be the guy in the seat in front of me and let the hilarity ensue...
     
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  9. c'mon, where's the adventure in that?? [​IMG]
     
  10. intueri
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    I've been doing this in my head for years with somewhat good results.
     
  11. myskyconnections

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    i want to breath new life into this thread - not sure if people are still following this or not...either way: we believe that there is a great opportunity for a certain target audience to take advantage of a "flying social network". here's the bottom line: you already have friends that you "manage" via current social networks. but from a pure business perspective: what if a potential customer or new business partner is flying to the same destination as you are. we're not a dating site - but a business opportunity site :)
     
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    By 'we' you mean to say that you're a representative of www.planely.com promoting said site in this forum? Not sure I like that.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    nope.
     
  14. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I think it's myskyconnections.com
     
  15. myskyconnections

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    correct. and i hope i'm not coming across as trying to promote our site...i am just passionate about frequent flying, sharing thoughts, connecting, solving problems for business travelers, etc. if it comes across as though i'm promoting, then i will make sure i refrain from doing this :)
     
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    If that's the case, yes. So, thanks and welcome to MP. ;)

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    thank you - but if you do ever want to provide feedback on the site, then feel free to do so ;-)
    btw: are you from brazil?
     
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    I would pass on this. I can fly hours without the need to talk to anyone. In fact, I recently flew ATL-ZRH-ATL. On the way over a nice lady kept my ear pretty much the entire time. There was a shared connection between my profession and her situation, and personally when I am not at work.....I am not at work. Love what I do, but I keep it at work. On the return trip I enjoyed my own company having only said a handful of words to other passengers..."you dropped your converter"...or I talked to the FA.
     
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    I think it is fair to cut mysky some slack, and air the topic.
    It is easy to read into some posts as promotion sometimes, but my vote is let's not be over eager with the regulatory aspect. Free speech is a blessed gift and not a given everywhere in the world.
     
  20. drewbles
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    I did use this for a while, but bored of it quickly.

    Seeing as my travel has increased so much in the past 24 months, I actually enjoy my 'me' time. The first thing I do on boarding is settle in, and put my headphones on. I enjoy my solitude without my mobile on nor email. It's nice vanishing for a few hours (or a lot of hours for flights out of Australia).
     
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    My first atempt. I tried it and after input date itinerary data, it offered an incorrect AA flight.
    Oh well, teething problems.
     
  22. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I had to look up the URL in your profile (could have also guessed it from your username, of course). If it's in your signature, I wouldn't know since I don't see those. But in short, you haven't come cross as promoting your site. You've participated in several other unrelated threads here, so to me you're a MilePointer who just happens to have a travel-related site.
     
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    I know what you mean. I have had similar experiences and am now quite vague about what I do and who I work for. I have thought of pretending to be a mortitian or something along those lines, but there are probably enough people who'd find that interesting.
     
  24. myskyconnections

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    understand. i think what is driving us is not the old "personal get-togethers during flight" or any "blind date" or "choose seat neighbor based on facebook profiles". i know how much i value my privacy and quiet time during my flight. but if i know that there's a potential business partner or customer flying to my destination, and i have some time and energy to spare at my destination (or lay over airport) - then why not connect. agin, i'm not promoting our site - i just love the conversations here... :)
     
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    yes, probably :) feel free to send me a personal note, if you wish, and i can take a look (but again: only if you feel like it).
     

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