Startup of the Week Avoid Sitting Next to That Annoying Guy on the Plane

SeatID’s booking platform lets users log on through social networking sites, which could help find familiar faces on flights.

Flying these days is a mixed bag: It can be tough or enjoyable, often depending on whom you happen to be sitting next to on the plane. You could end up next to a wailing infant or a backpacker with loads of interesting stories or a woman reeking of perfume. In other words, when you book a ticket you have no idea who will be your flying sidekick – which is precisely what SeatID is out to change.