4 JULY 2011


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Article from BTNews 4 JULY 2011

Skyscanner launches flight search tool for Facebook

In what is seen as a pioneering concept, flight comparison site Skyscanner has launched a brand new way of finding flights via Facebook.

The new ‘Skyscanner for Facebook’ tool allows the social network members to post a flight request and receive a price quote and flight details back in seconds. 

Created specifically for Facebook functionality, the tool is easy to use with no need to navigate away from the site or install any apps.  As well as a quote, it also includes a link to the flight details on the main Skyscanner portal, from where flights can be booked or options filtered.  

The innovation comes from technology that allows customers to use “free text” when posting flight requests, rather than having to select pre-set dates or destinations.  For example, a customer can post “London to Edinburgh on 29 June” to get a quote for the cheapest price for that route on that day, and a link to the Skyscanner site where results can be filtered by airline or time if desired.  Those flexible on when they travel can get a quote for the cheapest flight across an entire month by posting a query such as: “Manchester to Malaga in August”. www.facebook.com/skyscanner?v=app_6009294086

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