airBaltic and Satisfly are pleased to announce the launch of the innovative “SeatBuddy” solution, which makes airBaltic the first airline in the world to provide an intelligent seating assignment product.
Starting this June, airBaltic passengers on select routes will have the ability to choose the service to find them the perfect ‘SeatBuddy’ for their upcoming flight. The service, which will be later extended to all flights, is optional and free of any charge for the passengers.
Sign up on SeatBuddy;
Connect to social media profiles, add BalticMiles number and define the flight preferences;
Book a flight on airBaltic and SeatBuddy will automatically take care of the seat assignments;
Receive an ice-breaking introductory message to highlight common traits with the upcoming seat buddy;
Board and find the most compatible seat neighbour, according to one’s flight mood and preferences.
Members who don’t have a BalticMiles number yet, can register for a new BalticMiles account while they sign up on SeatBuddy.
SeatBuddy caters to both sociable and non-sociable air travellers. As such, travellers seeking to have a quiet flight in a silent environment can also benefit from intelligent seating assignments, once they have selected a desired “Relax” or “Work” flight mood; passengers in a social mood will have the opportunity to opt for “Business networking” or “Easy chat” to be seated with a like-minded buddy with a similar mood.
We hope our passengers will enjoy the service, any feedback is most welcome. Who would you like to sit next to on your next flight? :)
Have your flight-inspired photo featured as a cover image on our Facebook page, and get a pair of airBaltic Shoes for free!
Here’s how: Browse your travel photo folders or take an airBaltic-related photo during your next trip. It could be a picture of an airBaltic plane in action or maybe that beautiful skyview you photographed during your flight. Then, simply post the photo on our Facebook page wall. If your image is chosen as the cover image of our page, you will receive a free pair of airBaltic Shoes. Easy as that!
And now, just a few more important details:
Dimensions of the photo must be adjustable to size 851px by 315px (dimensions of Facebook cover image).
By submitting the photo you confirm that you are the author of the submitted photo.
We reserve the right to use any of the submitted photos as the cover image of the airBaltic Facebook page.
Submitted photos maybe published on the airBaltic Facebook page and airBaltic blog.
When taking the photographs, please mind security and safety regulations (such as keeping electronic devices switched off during take-off and landing).
It’s hard to believe today, but on the first airliners, seats were basically armchairs placed in the cabin with no restraints at all. But it didn’t take long for airlines to ealise that first the chairs themselves needed to be fixed in place and then that if the chairs weren’t going to move around the cabin any more, the people in them might unless they held on tight, making seatbelts a rather good idea!
We at airBaltic love shoes, airplanes and having fun! So we decided why not combine it all and that’s where airBaltic branded and airplane-looking shoes enter the story. Today, the first, brand-new and shiny, shoes have landed at our office, and we want to give one of the pairs to you!
Here’s what you have to do: Guess how many airBaltic Shoes long* is the hallway of airBaltic headquarters office at the Riga Airport! Post your answer in the comments of this article. The poster of the first closest guess is the winner!
Competition is open until Tuesday, November 15, 17:00 Riga time (GMT+2). Each participant is limited to 1 answer—so if you leave more, only the first answer will count as a guess.
* if you place the shoes (size 43—44) one after another along the hallway, how many shoes do you need for the whole length of the hallway? We will get the number by measuring internal perimeter of the office.
UPDATE: The hallway of the airBaltic office is 443 shoes long! http://twitpic.com/7eihez The closest guess was posted by Raimis, and he will receive a pair of airBaltic sneakers. Congratulations! Raimis, we will contact you by e-mail.
During the last few months our office at the Riga Airport experienced unseen events. At times it looked more like a backstage of a photoshoot for Vogue magazine than the airline’s headquarters—meeting rooms turned into makeup parlours; flight attendants, sales managers, receptionists became fashion models; there were lights and cameras, colourful costumes and an air of mystery and excitement instead of the usual (lets admit—a bit mundane) office atmosphere. Not to mention the moments of fun and awe when you suddenly meet your colleague walking down the office hallway looking like a Hollywood movie star from the 1930ties!
So here’s an exclusive sneak-a-peek preview of making the airBaltic Calendar 2012. Take a look to get a glimpse of how it all happened!