Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fly :Update

I was finally able to test the full functionality of site, after yesterday’s service outage. Once you enter your requirements, it lists the flights available to you from different airlines. Then (and this is where it gets even cooler) you select the flights you want, click book flight and it takes you to the airline’s website at a point where you just need to provide your personal details and complete the transaction.

It also appears that the only airlines available are Arik, Aero and Virgin. While, in my opinion, they are currently the top airlines in the country, they don’t cover all routes, so it would be good for other airlines to be represented.

All in all, this is a great effort and it raises the bar for our local web entrepreneurs. I had mentioned in my initial review on this that it would be cool if you could complete the whole transaction on the itself, but the developer tells me in a blog comment that he doesn’t plan on going that far. Still, Kudos are very much deserved.