Travel Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 28 November 2017

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MyFlights App Closure

Hello and welcome to the weekly bulletin featuring the latest developments on travel and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 07:00 GMT / 08:00 CET.

It’s a relatively short bulletin this week, in part due the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US last week.

MyFlights App to end on 31 December 2017

Over on this side of the pond, Chris Schofield the architect of the “MyFlights” app has announced that the app will be discontinued from Sunday 31 December 2017. MyFlights was an extremely useful third party app that periodically checked the status of your flight bookings on the Amadeus booking reservation system. It would often alert to you changes that airlines wouldn’t ordinarily tell you of such as seat and aircraft changes. The reason for the closure is that the app can no longer access passenger’s data without an agreement from the airline or travel agent. MyFlights was an extremely valuable tool that will be missed by many thousands.

Also of note this week:

ABC Australia has launched a new podcast The Urnbelievable Ashes featuring comedians Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward. Recorded in London, the podcast will take a humourous look at one of sport’s greatest rivalries.

This is a great marriage of landmark BBC TV series and the talents of BBC Radio 1 DJs. The BBC has released The Blue Planet II playlists featuring curated playlists of music to footage from Blue Planet II.

LBC has launched a new daily news podcast The Daily Debrief.

A great article from Bloomberg on why Apple’s delayed HomePod is three years behind Amazon Echo.

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