Lufthansa Launches MySkyStatus, A Service That Tweets Your Air Location

Posted Oct 12, 2009

For those of you that use Twitter-related applications on your iPhone, BlackBerry, or other smartphone you can tweet your exact location with a link to Google Maps.  For example, last night I tweeted that I was at The Comedy House watching Chris Tucker’s brother Dexter doing stand-up and posted a link to the location using the Tweetie iPhone App.

Lufthansa took a similar approach of this service by allowing passengers to tweet their exact location even at 33,000 feet above sea level.  The new Lufthansa service is called MySkyStatus and many Twitter users are already activating tweeting where they are in the air.  I first read about the service on Mashable.

Below is a screenshot of some Twitter users that are currently using the service:

The way it works is by adding what flight you are traveling on beforehand.  When you go to MySkyStatus.com, the website asks you to add the carrier, departure date, flight number, and departure/arrival cities.  After that you add your Twitter or Facebook account information and your status is automatically updated.

The way it works is by adding what flight you are traveling on beforehand.  You start by adding the carrier, departure date, flight number, and departure/arrival cities.  After that you add your Twitter or Facebook account information and your status is automatically updated.  After adding your flight, you can select whether to update as you’re flying or update just the departure/arrival.  After accepting the Terms of Use you can select Facebook, Twitter, or both.