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WestJet finally released an app for the iPhone yesterday! Here is an excerpt from WestJet's press release
Now guests can book new flights, add existing reservations, check in for upcoming flights and get flight status information while also enjoying extras like seamless Passbook integration, exclusively available for iPhone users. Subscribers can also keep a list of all the great places they've visited under past trips and view a real-time countdown for the next getaway. The WestJet app for iPhone is designed to provide guests with a personalized travel experience in an easy-to-navigate format.
I downloaded the app at the time of writing this and in its current version it seems pretty decent for having it for electronic boarding passes, keeping track of trip information and even booking flights. The one thing missing however is access to your WestJet Rewards account which I'm sure many of our readers would like! Hopefully one of our readers who works at WestJet can comment as to whether this be a future integration into the app.
Last week news spread like wild fire that you could use US Airways Dividend Miles to book tickets on British Airways without fuel surcharges but it looks like that will change very soon as US Airways has sent a memo to their agents about the charges. So if yo book an award ticket online you might avoid charges but if you call in chances are you'll have to pay them. The online booking engine will likely do so soon however. (Source One Mile at a time)
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