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MySkyStatus from Lufthansa

October 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Lufthansa have launched a new service recently, MySkyStatus which will update your twitter or facebook feed with your world air travels as you make them, including departure, landing and during your flight. Whilst this has the potential to be really awesome it’s not yet clear how often the “during flight” option will be. Hopefully not *too* often.

What I would really like is either an API for the system or an integration to TripIt so I don’t automatically have to add all the flights I have planned. You could go even further and have it auto DM various people when you land (I’m thinking my Mum, who frantically checks Teletext for flight arrivals to make sure I’ve landed).

Or perhaps tying MySkyStatus users together, allowing them to publish what flights I’m on in the hope of an amusing in flight coincidence.

It’s really great to see airlines themselves innovating on the web, but I hope they don’t go the traditional large company route and build yet more information silos - hope your listening Lufthansa, and remember to keep it all open!

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  • 1 Yosef // Oct 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Now you’re talking… Tripit integration would be awesome. It seems that a long hall flight will update close to 20 times, but there is a departure/arrival option on the flight too. Try this out next time you fly, I want to see how it works!

  • 2 Richard Rixham // Oct 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    This sounds great. What happens if you miss your flight and have to take a different one though, I’m sure it couldn’t handle that, especially if you change carrier. I hope that it does recognise that you didn’t make it on to a flight.

    It would be great if it could track your changes on the fly (get it, see what I did there)

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