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New Airport App = Cheap Tickets

Portland International Airport’s PDX Friend Connector uses Facebook and Kayak to help you find the lowest fares to visit friends.

May 7, 2012

Last week, Portland International Airport launched a new web feature, PDX Friend Connector, that makes it easy to find low fares to visit your friends by combining the power of Facebook with travel website Kayak.

Developed by local software developer Sparkloft Media/GoSeeTell Network, the Friend Connector (found on the Port’s website, under "nonstop destinations") sorts fares to your Facebook friends either by price, distance, or name. You can also set minimum price and distance. Fares displayed come with date restrictions, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of trying to book the flight only to find out it’s not available when you want to travel. (Note: PDX Friend Connector only searches for fares within the next 90 days).

A recent sampling of PDX Friend Connector fares to visit Tripster’s friends included $130 tickets to Spokane, $161 tickets to San Diego, $225 tickets to Denver, and $262 to Boston.

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