August 27, 2010

New iPhone app sends real-time alerts when airfares drop

WhenToFlyiPhoneApp.jpg Tracking airfare deals is getting easier for iPhone users, thanks to a new free app from the price comparison site FareCompare.com that sends users real-time alerts when fares drop significantly on a chosen route. USA Today reports.

quotemarksright.jpg While several travel websites already alert travelers of fare reductions via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, this is the first time such notifications have been "pushed" to mobile users via real-time, text message-like notifications, says FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney.

Travelers can set up price alerts - which will be sent up to six times a day - by picking a departure airport and month, and then choosing a U.S. or foreign destination from a drop-down menu in 17 categories that range from "top U.S./Canadian destinations" to "casinos."quotesmarksleft.jpg

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