Delta Air Lines has partnered with 8thBridge to make it easier to book a trip with your friends on Facebook. The app named, Delta Away We Go™ enables people to plan and book a group trip entirely within Facebook.
The Delta Away We Go™ app gives you the tools you want for travel planning with your network of friends:
o Simple, private ways to share information- Use the tool to invite guests from your existing Facebook friends list and privately share your trip information on Facebook.
o Trip wizard- This feature gives you the ability to name your trip and give your friends the basic 411.
o Maps & activity suggestions- This maps feature allows you to search for places to go and fun things to do at your trip destination.
o RSVP tracker- Keep up with who’s coming and who already booked their tickets. Now there’s no uncertainty whether you’re the only one who bought that plane ticket!
o Countdown calendar- Lets you know just how many days before the fun begins!
“We are thrilled to launch another application for a travel company that shares our vision for reshaping ecommerce around people,” said Wade Gerten, CEO and Founder of 8thBridge.
Delta launched its Ticket Counter™ on Facebook with 8thBridge in August 2010, allowing Facebook users to book airline tickets without leaving Facebook for the first time. Since then, they have worked with 8thBridge to enable Facebook users to log in to view their SkyMiles account balance, check in for their flight, check their flight status, and view their itineraries without leaving Facebook.
Below are screenshots of the application:
1. Organize a Trip
2. Invite Friends
3. Share on Your Wall/Timeline
4. Shared on Your Friend’s Wall/Timeline
5. Friends Can RSVP
6. Group Chat to Discuss Travel Plans
7. Travel Portfolio
8. Book the Trip