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doowop

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#16134 26-Sep-2007 09:15
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Hi Guys..

I realised more once i started writing this question down just how tricky it may be. But nonetheless it is worthy of some discussion.

Many will know the Air New Zealand daily Grab a seat deals offered on their website, if not, they are radiculously cheap flights offered to NZ and PAcific destinations each day, but the deals only last for a 24 hour period and usually get snapped up within the first few hours if they are good.

It seems the only way to get access to the details of the deals is via viewing their webpage.

My question is, can anyone suggest an application that can take screen shots or update content changes of webpages and email or text them direct to the user? I realise i could log in using a web browser on my mobile, but that would take ages and costs heaps due to vodafones extortionate wap rates.. there must be another method???

Food for thought.

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Doowop

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  #88133 26-Sep-2007 09:47
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The Grab a seat page has an RSS feed.
Create an account in Feedburner and subscribe to the feed via email.

Easy.

I get an email at 7am every morning with the details of the grab a seat deals.






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  #88138 26-Sep-2007 10:10
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Fantastic!

The beauty of RSS feeds, I so should have thought of that!

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#88149 26-Sep-2007 11:01
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Great, never thought of an RSS feed.  It's not easy to find, but thanks to my fantastic IT skills I found it



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  #88153 26-Sep-2007 11:32
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The feed is not nearly as useful as it used to be. They used to give the dates and price, now it just says "Ludicrously low One Way fares from Westport to Wellington" (or wherever) and then you have to go to the website to get the details.




 

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  #88160 26-Sep-2007 12:22
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hmm i thought i had awesome IT skills but ill be damned if i can find this rss link!! Can someone post it? I found the handy dandy now defunct windows sidebar gadget, its a shame it no longer works..

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  #88165 26-Sep-2007 12:42
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As TinyTim mentioned, and as well as a comment in Rod Drury's blog.

Wonder why the AirNZ IT staff not making any RSS feed link more obvious?




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  #88188 26-Sep-2007 15:49
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Genius!! truely stellar effort there adamj! How quickly does it inform one of flights though?

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  #88189 26-Sep-2007 15:59
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Easier just to use RSS isn't it?




 

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  #88208 26-Sep-2007 20:16
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doowop: Genius!! truely stellar effort there adamj! How quickly does it inform one of flights though?


They are always in my inbox when I wake up if the flights match. If you have email on your mobile you could have them sent there.

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  #88209 26-Sep-2007 20:16
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TinyTim: Easier just to use RSS isn't it?


I have the RSS feed on my iGoogle but it never seems to be correct

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