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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

SeatGuru launches its first iPhone app

SeatGuru, has released its first mobile app for the iPhone. The free app, available for download worldwide in the Apple App store, features SeatGuru’s extensive collection of colour-coded airplane seat maps — over 700 with detailed seat recommendations covering nearly 100 airlines – helping travellers find the best possible seat on their flight.

The app also provides users with helpful travel tools by integrating the TripAdvisor flight search engine, allowing travellers to book a flight on the go, and the ability to get real-time flight status updates. 

“We’re excited to put the power of SeatGuru’s flier-backed seat maps and recommendations in the hands of iPhone users,” said Jami Counter, senior director of SeatGuru. “Our free app gives travellers the peace of mind that they’ve found the best airplane seat at the lowest price, in an easy-to-navigate display to help make the air travel experience less stressful.”

More details on the app:

·       Colour-Coded Seat Maps – Backed by more than 45,000 flier reviews, SeatGuru offers more than 700 colour-coded airplane seat maps across nearly 100 different airlines. Each seat map includes indicators for good seats (green), seats with some cautionary attributes (yellow), and seats to avoid (red), as well as detailed hover-over comments summarised from fellow travellers.

·       Flight Meta-Search Engine – Powered by TripAdvisor Flights, the app’s flight shopping engine searches for the lowest airfares across online travel agencies, discount airfare consolidators, major airlines, and low cost carriers

·         Real-Time Flight Alerts – The app offers real-time flight status updates, supplied by FlightAware, to alert travellers if their flight is delayed or cancelled. Travellers can also have notifications sent to family and friends, so they can be kept updated on flight arrival times and other relevant travel information.

For more information, please visit www.seatguru.com. SeatGuru is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor.