Updating Twitter from 30,000 feet

I’ve talked previously about innovative ways the travel industry is embracing Twitter and one of the latest comes courtesy of Lufthansa. With MySkyStatus they are allowing users to update their Twitter (or Facebook) accounts with their whereabouts whilst in flight.  While you’re in the air, MySkyStatus automatically sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates.  And the service isn’t just limited to Lufthansa – it can be used for any commercial airline. The idea has lots of potential (with the ability to update loved ones of your progress) and it’ll no doubt prove a big coup for Lufthansa to have got there first.

Comments (3)

  1. Zach Everson says:

    Hopefully the service will be quickly trumped by passengers’ ability to update Twitter on their own during a flight.

  2. Bartek C says:

    I absolutely love MySkyStatus! I use it all the time. There are some bugs in it from time to time when it comes to code share flight numbers etc. but overall its a great tool. I linked it with my twitter and facebook.

  3. irene says:

    cool a good way to keep up with friends and family while they are away. it is amazing what you can do now!

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