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Frequently Asked Questions about Text2Fly
Text2Fly is a mobile service that lets you search for Nigerian flight schedules
by sending a text message from your mobile phone.
Text2Fly carries the flight schedules of all Nigerian domestic airlines.
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Making sure flight schedules are accurate is a serious issue at Text2Fly.
We do not simply rely on the information the airlines give us. Every day, our staff
manually compare the flights we have with what the airlines are showing on their web sites.
We always look at the week ahead. If we find any differences we update them immediately.
Using Text2Fly is as easy as sending a text message.
Just send a text message to our number (33057) like this:
From Lagos to Abuja on Friday at 4pm ... and Text2Fly will send the flight schedules to your mobile phone.
Send us your text in EXACTLY this format:
From CITY to CITY on DAY (or DATE) at TIME (e.g from lagos to abuja on monday at 8am)
Our number is 33057, please store this number in your phone.
Text2Fly costs N50 each time you use it.
Yes. Your mobile network charges you before we even get your message and process it.
So it is not in our power to stop you from being charged.
However, to minimise this issue we continuously spend a lot of effort 'teaching' Text2Fly to recognise
a wide range of 'incorrect' entries. So hopefully, you will not have this problem.
This process is ongoing. For example, instead of simply continuing to display an error message
we amended Text2Fly to recognise the '@' sign when we noticed that some people were using it in place of the word 'at'.
Text2Fly replies almost instantly to your request. At the bottom of each reply we even
include the time at which we sent the message.
If you experience a delay it is normally due to the mobile network.
Busy routes have many flights. But a text message can only carry 160 characters.
So if we find that we can't fit all the flights we find into one text message, we will ask
you to tell us the time you wish to travel so we can use that information to shorten the list.
International flights are normally planned in advance and booked through a travel agent.
Whereas domestic flights require you to send staff to find flight schedules or look at all airline web sites.
Text2Fly is attempting to solve that problem.
Yes we do. If Text2Fly does not find any direct flights then it looks for indirect flights that require you to change
planes at a transit airport.
To make sure you don't miss the second leg of your flight we take into account the
time required to disembark, whether you need to change from one airport terminal to another,
the time needed to check in and other factors.
Using this information we calculate the earliest connecting flight to your
destination that you can realistically catch. This approach also minimises the time you spend
waiting in the transit airport.
No. Currently Text2Fly does not get updated by airlines when flights are delayed or changed at very
short notice for operational reasons.
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