November 23, 2015 11:50 AM EST

One of the greatest air travel anxieties is which random stranger will be seated next to you—especially when stress levels are already high for Thanksgiving travel. Will your next door neighbor be a loud snorer? Will they try to make conversation when you’d rather just take a nap?

Or are you the type that doesn’t mind striking up a dialogue at 30,000 feet? If so, the new trend of “social seating” might be for you. Airlines are increasingly allowing passengers who opt-in to share their social media profiles and use others’ to pick their seatmates. Learn more in the video above.

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