MySkyStatus is a great tool from Lufthansa that lets you integrate your social communities and let your friends, family, fans and and any other kind of “followers” know when you board a flight anytime and anywhere in the world.
Even though it is a Lufthansa app, you can enter flights from over 1000 different Airlines which really makes this a powerful tool for your travel app toolbox. Once you enter your flights, your social community followers will receive an update once you depart, an update while enroute, and an update when you arrive. This especially comes in handy for letting friends and loved ones that your flight has arrived safely at it’s destination.
You can enter your flight information without signing up for the program and link alerts to your social community accounts or enter the email addresses for the people that you want to receive an email of your flight activity. However, by signing up for the service (it’s free and does not require you to be a member of Lufthansa’s Miles & More) you can enter and manage all of your flights as well as see past flight information. My recommendation would be to sign up for MySkyStatus so that it’s easier for you to manage your flight activity and alert settings. If you are concerned about privacy, the app allows you to block other MySkyStatus users from seeing your flight activity, so you have good control as who does and doesn’t see your flight information.
The MySkyStatus home screen shows current user statistics:
Once you sign up, it’s 2 simple steps to get your flight information entered (click on each image to enlarge):
The first screen will ask you for your flight information:
Next, you can choose your Social Community and Email preferences:
The last screen shows your flight information (clicking the “+” button allows you to edit or delete the flight):
Then as you travel, your followers and email alert recipients will receive the following types of messages:
I know that there are a lot of different apps out there that provide flight information and alerts for you and for those that you want to know of your plans. I would recommend that you give MySkyStatus a try (Click here to go to MySkyStatus.com).
In using it myself, I’ve found that it does actually simplify my workload. MySkyStatus really does help me consolidate my efforts in letting friends and family be aware of my flight information regardless of what social community service they are subscribed to. If you need help figuring it out, or have any other questions, feel free to send me an email or leave a comment on this post.