With Alaska Airlines Deals and Destinations app on Windows 8, you can explore before you buy

If you have wanderlust, then you’re probably keen on tracking cheap airfare. With the free Alaska Airlines’ Deals and Destinations App, you can easily find such sales, move quickly to explore new places, or connect Facebook friends to fares that will tempt them to visit you.

The Microsoft Vertical Industries blog reports on how, with Windows 8, the airline was able “to imbue a practical, easy-to-use fare finder app with all the romance and mystique that travel can hold.”

Using intuitive navigation, would-be explorers can use the app to search for tickets to any one of the more than 90 cities across North America and Mexico that Alaska serves. When they browse the fares, they’re treated to gorgeous photos and descriptions of those places. And once they make a decision, they’re directed to the airlines’ main website to finish their transaction.

Read more on Microsoft Vertical Industries for more details on how positive the reception has been to the app. With it, Alaska Airlines “became the first U.S. carrier to launch a Windows 8 app that delivers the latest airfare deals to a user’s desktop and merges seamlessly with social sites like Facebook.”

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff