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We originally wrote about flying dating service AirTroductions as one of our earliest posts in 2006. I used the service when it initially launched on a variety of flights en route to Europe looking to find the next Mrs. Stern. On the most popular flyer discussion forum FlyerTalk, everyone liked AirTroductions (I never did find Mrs. Stern on that Delta flight).
Today NY-based AirTroductions has changed their name to TripLife and their new slogan is, "Making frequent travel more productive and enjoyable." The concept is still the same except they have expanded the scope past the airport and onboard an aircraft. From hotels to activity locations, TripLife can help you meet a new friend, a potential business connection or someone for love. TripLife is a perfect site for you Valentine’s Day travelers.
Apparently there’s no tie-into any of the social networks – this is a mistake. Why not try to draw in members/friends from Facebook/MySpace/LinkedIn/etc? They are working on a mobile version which would certainly increase the ability to find someone on the go. Currently TripLife doesn’t actually help you make reservations, they just store the information.
I wonder if they could partner with a company like TripIt. So when you submit your itinerary to TripIt, you can select to have it sent to TripLife – could help with distribution as well. Dopplr is another site working on creating social travel.