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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: MySkyStatus.com

My buddy Leo Laporte turned me on to this site. He registered with the site for his Emirates flight from Dubai to San Francisco, to publish his flight progress for his Facebook friends and Twitter followers. I thought it was so cool to see the updates so I decided to give it a try on a couple of my flights this week. My first attempt didn’t work because I put in the flight number and the cities. Upon closer examination, I realized that it asked for flight number OR city pairs. So for yesterday’s flight, I put in the airline cities and then chose the flight number. It all seemed to be working as I was prompted to put in my Facebook and Twitter login information. But after the initial update, it didn’t continue to work. I’m sure it was something I did wrong so I will give it another try on Friday but I wanted to be one of the first to tell you about it so you can check it out, too. Obviously my first impression is that it’s a little confusing and being run and branded by Lufthansa doesn’t exactly help. Users aren’t stuck with just that German carrier; you can be flying any airline on any route. Comments on my Twitter and Facebook pages had mixed reviews so try it out and let me know what you think! I love the concept.

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