If youre late to the Twitter party, its time to sign on for travel purposes alone. Hip airlines like JetBlue have long chirped online-only fare sales via the rapid fire microblogging site, but in just the last two weeks three more carriers have beefed up their Twitter outreach including Delta, the largest airline in the world.
Last week Delta unveiled its new @DeltaAssist handle, an account exclusively dedicated to fielding customer complaints and questions. Reach a cohort of five Delta employees Monday through Friday, 8 am 9:30 pm to kvetch about delays, ask about upgrades, or even send the carrier a rare compliment.
UK-based airline British Midland launched its first ever BMI Fridays June 25. From 12 pm to 5 pm London time on the last Friday of each month, @flybmi announces deeply discounted fare sales on tickets to the carriers 26 countries. Although the time difference makes this sale a bit challenging for stateside flyers (the first chirps start at 4 am on the West Coast), an extra latte in the morning seems like a fair sacrifice to make to snag flights within Europe for as little as $61 each way.
The Chile-based airline switched to its new U.S. handle, @LANAirlinesUSA, in April and is so determined to rack up 1,000 followers this summer that its giving one lucky twitterer two business class tickets. To enter, re-post LANs original tweet about the promotion before August 1; LAN will raffle off the prize after its account hits the 1,000 mark.
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