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American Airlines WP7 App to be Updated Soon – “Fastest Info on the Planet”

July 12, 2011 No Comments

Kicking off Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), CEO Steve Ballmer and corporate vice president, Tami Reller took the stage to address many topics under the Microsoft umbrella. One thing they mentioned was the fact that the American Airlines App will get an update soon that will make it the fastest way to get flight information in the planet. The press release states:

“American Airlines will soon update its application for Windows Phone, which will provide “the fastest delivery of flight information data on the planet,” according to an American Airlines spokesperson. The update will allow real-time flight status information, including gate changes and baggage claim areas, from American’s reservation system to be pushed to a cloud-based Windows Azure system, which can then push the flight status notifications directly to the application’s Windows Phone Live Tiles. American Airlines customers who download the application and pin it to Start will have instant access to their most current travel information on the top-level user interface of their phone, eliminating the need for text message, email or phone-call updates. The application was developed in conjunction with Microsoft partner migration mobi of Austin, Texas.”

Placing real time flight information right on your live tile will be amazing, especially when those last minute changes are made.

App Info – Introducing the travel app that understands who you are and where you’re going. From where you’re departing and from what gate. Where you’ll sit and even where you are on the standby list. Get your personalized America Airlines travel information by downloading the app that’s perfect for flying through airports.

  • Enter Your Log In & Password Only Once — Saving your info allows the app to push your upcoming flight details to your home screen, automatically
  • View Personal Flight Details– Get your gate, seat and flight status info at a glance
  • Access Your Mobile Boarding Pass– The app saves it for you, so it’s always easy to find
  • Book Flights
  • Check In For Flights
  • Create Flight Status Notifications

Plus, access a variety of other tools to help you manage, plan and further enjoy each trip you take on American Airlines:

  • Set a Parking Reminder
  • Monitor Your Place on The Standby List
  • View Terminal Maps
  • Access your AAdvantage® account*
  • Track Your Elite Status
  • Progress
  • Enroll in the AAdvantage® program
  • Access Contact Information
  • Use GPS to Locate the Nearest American Serviced Airport

We are steadily developing our plans for future functionality to be included in our American Airlines app. Please send us your feedback. We are listening.everyone!

Source: Microsoft

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