Search, book and pay for your last minute flight via the phone

Online travel agency ebookers is proposing flight booking via Wap-enabled mobile.

Customers enter the Ebookers website through its Wap portal to search and book for flights with the keypad. Payment is made via a secure system, allowing users to register and enter a pin number for future use. Brent Spicer, business development director at Ebookers, said: “We see this as being primarily used for last-minute flight purchases but there are wider possibilities for this application as well, such as sending customers SMS travel itineraries, welcome back messages and other direct marketing initiatives.”

In Revolution, via Textually.