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To Book a Flight, Just Tweet “Buy”

By SHANNON KELLY

Photo: TweetAFlight.com

Has this happened to you? See a flight sale on Twitter, click through to the airline’s Web site only to find it sold out—or that that advertised sale is mysteriously missing. With a new Twitter add-on you can take advantage of tweeted sales immediately and directly, simply by replying “Buy” to the tweet. (more…)

Air Canada Adds Online Booking to Mobile App

Photo by Xraijs_

Canada’s largest airline has released a new version of its iPhone app that allows mobile booking and seat selection. With Air Canada’s mobile app v3.0 you can search for and book flights, select seats, and store information and payment details, allowing for faster and easier repeat bookings.

The app’s interactive shopping feature allows flights to be sorted by price and departure and arrival time and compares fares over a period of three days. As in v2.0 of the app, flight tracking and mobile check-in are available. The app is free at the iTunes App Store and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad running iOS 3.0 and higher.

Next moves we’d like to see from the Air Canada mobile app are allowing changes to already booked flights and the extension of the v3.0 services to non-iOS smartphone users.

For more about the app, visit Air Canada and www.msnbc.com.