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Characteristic Matching Reservation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124655D
Original Publication Date: 2005-May-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A reservation system that uses passenger information to calculate seating arrangement instead of assigning seats at random.

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Characteristic Matching Reservation System

Traveling time is usually a waste for many people and people with busy schedules try to find some constructive way of utilizing the time. Because a person usually sits in the seat assigned to him/her for most of the flight, this is a very good time to try and get to know the person sitting next to you. As of now, people are assigned seats randomly or they choose their seats only based on the location of the seat itself and not based on who will be sitting in the adjacent seat. However, if people are willing to provide some extra information about themselves, the reservation system will try to assign seat numbers to people based on this extra information they provide. People can also store their profiles and hence, every time they make a reservation, they do not have to enter the extra information repeatedly and the system tries to match them suitably and assign a seat number along with making the travel reservation. Statistics show that 1 in every 4 people who fly are also looking for a suitable love match for themselves The extra information taken from the customers can be the typical parameters used by most match making services to find a suitable match or can be preferences of the passenger about the kind of person he/she would like or not like to travel with. This can potentially be a powerful incentive to attract customers and generate revenue for the airline.

The basic idea is to provide a passenger with a suitable...