TripIt is a rising star in the online travel community, in fact, it has become one of the sites I can't travel without
Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) July 20, 2009
Frequent Flyer Services, a leading online publishing company serving frequent travelers and owner of SeatExpert.com, announced today a partnership with online travel itinerary and trip planning service TripIt. As part of the agreement, TripIt members will have access to detailed airline seat maps provided by SeatExpert.
"TripIt is a rising star in the online travel community, in fact, it has become one of the sites I can't travel without," said Frequent Flyer Services President, Randy Petersen. "Of course, we also operate several services and Web sites frequent travelers can't live without, so combining our efforts made a great deal of sense."
Links to SeatExpert's seat maps are integrated directly into each TripIt member's customized itinerary. Each SeatExpert map highlights the best and worst seats on the aircraft, and includes comments about the seats, as well as notes about the overall aircraft configuration. The partnership allows TripIt members to quickly choose the best seats on their scheduled aircraft.
"To create a truly great online travel service you need great travel partners, and that is why we are excited to be working with SeatExpert," said Scott Hintz, TripIt co-founder and VP Business Development. "SeatExpert has excellent content that helps make the travel experience better for our travelers, and that's what we're all about. Plus, SeatExpert has been terrific to work with and has been extremely responsive to our needs as a travel partner."
Frequent Flyer Services and TripIt are also exploring other ways to work together, given a mutual interest in delivering services targeted toward the frequent traveler.
TripIt, the trip management company, helps people organize their travel plans no matter where they book. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 500 sites to email@example.com. TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus weather, maps, restaurants and more. With TripIt it's easy to share and collaborate on trips with friends and colleagues in social networks. TripIt itineraries can be accessed via online, mobile device, iPhone app, personal calendars and social networking sites. TripIt is a free and open itinerary platform that works across hundreds of travel sites and with a growing ecosystem of travel and mobile partners. The new TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers automatically monitors travel itineraries, providing mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent traveler point tracking and automated trip sharing. More at http://www.tripit.com.
About Frequent Flyer Network
The Frequent Flyer Network is a product of Frequent Flyer Services and consists of an award-winning network of Web sites, including FlyerTalk.com, SeatExpert.com, WebFlyer.com, FlyerGuide.com, InsideFlyer.com and MileageManager.com. Frequent Flyer Services conceives, develops and markets products and services with the frequent flyer in mind and is the largest publisher of frequent flyer information in the world. Frequent Flyer Services is a privately owned company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.