When you are on your way out of town and you’re running through the airport to catch your flight, although you probably notice the other people who are doing the same, chances are, you haven’t really thought about just how many individuals are sharing the airwaves with you. Well, you might be surprised that several studies indicate that close to two million people are flying on an airplane, somewhere in the world, on a daily basis.
This means there are a lot of people who had to spend a fair amount of time either on the phone with a travel agent or airline customer service assistance, or online on a flight-related website so that they could schedule their travel plans. If you’ve ever had to do any of these things, then you know that sometimes it can be more frustrating to communicate the kind of flight that need.
Luckily, Cheap Air, a very popular online travel agency, may have provided you with a bit of much needed travel planning relief. It was recently announced that they have invented an app; one that is truly unique in the sense that there is currently no another app that is like it in the marketplace. That’s because what it does is provide iPhone and iPad app users with the convenience of being able to search for their flights by speaking their requests into their devices rather than typing them out. That’s right, this particular app is voice-activated.
How it works is the talk-to-search app uses what is known as semantic language technology. This allows users of the app to state what kind of flight they are looking for and then once it processes the information, the app then displays flight options that are available based upon the request. Not only that, but it also alerts its users of more detailed flight information including whether or not there is Wi-Fi on the airplane or if there are personal monitors or live television available as well.
According to the chief executive of CheapAir, Jeff Klee, this is a kind of app that has been a long time coming because when people are in the midst of hustle and bustle of life, it can be quite time consuming to try and schedule a flight. Now, it’s much easier to multitask because they don’t have to wait to get still enough to type out what they need. They can simply say it into their iPhone (or other Apple device).
Although users of the app will still be afforded the option of being able to type their requests into their search parameters, the makers of the talk-to-search app are pretty confident that it will be only a matter of time before it will be one of the more popular apps around, especially for avid travelers and business commuters.
So, the next time that you’re looking to book a flight or you’re sitting in airport parking at MCO (or an airport closer to your home), why not save some time and use Cheap Air’s new app? In the amount of time that it takes for you to type your search out, by talking instead, you can have a few upcoming flights scheduled easily.
If Cheap Air and it’s new app has its way, anyway.