First travel agency app for Windows 8 released

While Microsoft's Bing division has already released its own Travel app for Windows 8, today it was revealed that the first dedicated travel agency app for Microsoft's next OS is now available to download.

The press release from the oddly named CheapOAir announces that their free Windows 8 app is currently available for the Release Preview version of Windows 8. The company states:

CheapOair's Windows 8 app allows customers to quickly and efficiently sort through millions of discounted flights by price, stops and departure/arrival time. Customers are then able to easily identify the best vacation options for their needs and book straight from their device at anytime from anywhere in the world.

The app also has 24/7 customer support, along with SSL security encryption.

With Windows 8 and its ARM-based cousin Windows RT scheduled to be installed on a number of tablet products, it's likely that travel apps made for the "Modern" user interface will be used quite a bit by business owners to book flights quickly while on the go. Hopefully other online travel agencies such as Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia and others will also support Windows 8 with their own apps in the coming weeks and months.

Source: CheapOAir press release | Image via CheapOAir

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As much as I love finding a new article to click on when I hit neowin during a tech news drought, I'd love to see something better than this.

Is this going to be a theme on neowin... "first <insert broad category> app release in windows store"... god i hope not.

BobSlob said,
Is this going to be a theme on neowin... "first <insert broad category> app release in windows store"... god i hope not.

Its just Neowin trying to generate traffic.

BobSlob said,
Is this going to be a theme on neowin... "first <insert broad category> app release in windows store"... god i hope not.

Ya I made the same comment about a month ago. I said it's a bad sign for an app store when every new app is news worthy. It means there isn't that many of them.

warwagon said,

Ya I made the same comment about a month ago. I said it's a bad sign for an app store when every new app is news worthy. It means there isn't that many of them.

It's not even out yet, calm yo t*ts.

BobSlob said,
Is this going to be a theme on neowin... "first <insert broad category> app release in windows store"... god i hope not.

It is a lot better than the "I took a screen shot, pasted the image into mspaint, then spent 3 hours and found a text box that was off by one pixel and therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "some random guy on the internet that nobody has ever heard of says that Win8 is bad, and that is proof enough for me to hate Win8" posts.

Or the "It is OK for Apple and Google to provide developers with SDKs to litter iOS and Android apps with ads, but Microsoft has an ads SDK and therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "I don't like the ribbon, so therefore I don't like Windows Explorer. But notepad has the old menu type, and that is inconsistent so therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "What do you mean that I need to click on that giant icon after booting to go to the desktop? It takes me 1/4 second to do so, and I cannot be bothered with it, therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "I want the old start menu back, I liked clicking the start button, clicking All Programs, Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection to start that program, clicking that big Remote Desktop icon right there in front of me is too much trouble, therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Yes, we need more crying about how "complicated" Win8 is, but new apps in the store, how dare you!

warwagon said,

Ya I made the same comment about a month ago. I said it's a bad sign for an app store when every new app is news worthy. It means there isn't that many of them.

I know what you mean. There were hundreds of thousands of apps on the Apple and Android store before those devices were released.

New item to add to my list above -
"What do you mean that there are not hundreds of thousands of apps available before Win8 is released? Therefore I hate Win8" posts.

BobSlob said,
Is this going to be a theme on neowin... "first <insert broad category> app release in windows store"... god i hope not.

It already is. Neowin must be getting plenty cash for all this Win8 coverage I guess

Don't worry, it will soon die out when the bomb drops

nohone said,

It is a lot better than the "I took a screen shot, pasted the image into mspaint, then spent 3 hours and found a text box that was off by one pixel and therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "some random guy on the internet that nobody has ever heard of says that Win8 is bad, and that is proof enough for me to hate Win8" posts.

Or the "It is OK for Apple and Google to provide developers with SDKs to litter iOS and Android apps with ads, but Microsoft has an ads SDK and therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "I don't like the ribbon, so therefore I don't like Windows Explorer. But notepad has the old menu type, and that is inconsistent so therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "What do you mean that I need to click on that giant icon after booting to go to the desktop? It takes me 1/4 second to do so, and I cannot be bothered with it, therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Or the "I want the old start menu back, I liked clicking the start button, clicking All Programs, Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection to start that program, clicking that big Remote Desktop icon right there in front of me is too much trouble, therefore I hate Win8" posts.

Yes, we need more crying about how "complicated" Win8 is, but new apps in the store, how dare you!

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