mBlox Powers Flight Alerts Service

Mobile transaction network mBlox is working with travel and transport information company OAG to deliver a global SMS flight status alert service to the Star Alliance network. The service is available to Star Alliance customers via its website, and provides airline passengers with free SMS and e-mail alerts on the progress of all their flights, along their entire journey.
The SMS update service is powered by mBloxs Mobile Terminated (MT) solution, and enables Star Alliance customers to track the flights of any of the 17 member airlines, irrespective of location, and to track details of internal connecting flights. Alerts available to customers who sign up for the service include one message confirming the flights status, four hours before scheduled take-off ; update messages alerting passengers of any flight schedule delays of 15 minutes or more; alerts to the status of all connecting flights along the passengers journey; and details of any terminal changes
Our passengers are increasingly looking for ways to make the most of their time while travelling, and this service allows them to do this, says Star Alliance Vice President Commercial, Philip Saunders. OAGs partnership with mBlox has provided us with a secure, reliable delivery mechanism for SMS messages that will enable us to further differentiate our service offerings for our airline partners and make our customers travel time easier.