Get Real-Time Airfare Alerts from Your Hometown via Twitter

Airfares are based on availability, and often times airlines only offer the lowest prices on a very limited number of seats. This means the best deals can disappear quickly. Receiving airfare deals in real-time gives you a better chance of jumping on a great price before it’s gone.

FareCompare When-to-Fly airfare alerts Twitter app delivers real-time airfare deal tweets from your city to destinations all over the world. The sign-up is easy:

You’ll need to have a Twitter account to receive our real-time airfare tweets. If you do not have an account, Twitter provides a walk-through for signing up for one (it’s fast and easy). Once you have a Twitter account, you’ll be ready to start following our When-to-Fly tweets .

Step 1: Go to the FareCompare When-to-Fly Twitter app. The app will automatically detect where you are, but if you do not see your home airport, simply select it as shown.

Step 2: Under the “Fly From” icon, click the “Follow” button. This will then take you to your city-specific Twitter feed (e.g. flyfromNYC, flyfromDFW, flyfromCHI). If you don’t already have a Twitter account, it’s easy to sign up. Once you’re signed up, you will begin receiving tweets for thousands of destinations worldwide.

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Step 3: Watch the When-to-Fly deal tweets roll in: FareCompare tweets deals in real-time all day, every day. Deal tweets for US/Canada destinations are tweeted at 11a.m., 2 p.m. and – 9 p.m. (eastern) and 2 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight (eastern) for international destinations.

When you get a tweet that you like, click on it and you will be able to shop for your trip using FareCompare When-to-Fly Flexible Calendar Search.

And when you are ready to watch airfare for a specific trip, sign up for FareCompare When-to-Fly airfare alerts – just like FareCompare deal tweets, but specific to your trip.

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Published: May 5, 2011