We have already spoken on more than one occasion about Alexa, Amazon's virtual voice assistant. As we have seen, over time it has expanded its possibilities, allowing it to even obtain information and control some aspects of Ford's own cars remotely.
Starting today, within the United States, Alexa users will be able to request flight information thanks to the new skill launched today by Skyscanner, either through Amazon's Echo smart speaker, or through Amazon Fire TV, or either through any other device with Alexa.All they have to do is request information through simple voice conversations, using natural language commands, which will also lead to Alexa being able to offer flight suggestions based on their future travel plans.
On the part of Skyscanner, David Low has pointed out that from his company they are delighted to be the first travel search engine to integrate within Alexa, which in his opinion means making it easier for users to plan their next trips.
On the part of Amazon, Rob Pulciani highlights the arrival of the new possibility thanks to the fact that Alexa is an open service to which other companies can come to offer their services thanks to the availability of the Alexa skills kit, which enables new experiences for users. In this sense, it should be remembered that it was last August (2015) when Amazon released Alexa to make it an open service, as we mentioned at the time.