I will discuss aspects relevant to upcoming Lyman-alpha forest surveys
with a dense sample of background sources such as BOSS. In
particular, I will discuss the sensitivity of these surveys to
large-scale 3D flux correlations, design optimizations for these
surveys (relevant for BigBOSS), and some of the physics that these
surveys will constrain. My talk will cover some of the results
discussed in arXiv:1010.5250 and arXiv:1102.1752.