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Alexa Meets Flight Centre: What You Can Ask Alexa

7 March 2018

You may have caught the hilarious Super Bowl ad earlier this year when Alexa “lost her voice”, prompting a slew of celebrities to step in and answer people’s questions to Alexa. But if you’re new to Amazon’s voice service, your first question is probably going to be: “Who is Alexa?”

Woman with Amazon Echo Dot device Ready to go? Ask Alexa for the best flights with Flight Centre with your Amazon Echo Dot.

Basically, Alexa is the cloud-based voice service from Amazon that’s designed to make your life a breeze. Think Siri for Apple devices or Google Assistant.

Simply ask your hands-free Amazon device a question, and Alexa will respond immediately. To really personalise your experience, you can customise Alexa with skills (voice-controlled apps) to help you make the most of your Alexa-enabled device such as Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot.

Amazon Echo Dot on a table with keys Amazon Echo Dot is one of the Alexa-enabled devices.

Amazon has now launched in the Australian market, and Flight Centre is one of the first travel companies to offer a skill for Amazon Echo devices. There’s no need to spend hours searching for the best flight deals online – simply ask Alexa!

Use the Flight Centre skill to ask Alexa to help you find the best flight deals for your preferred travel dates. Once you’re happy with the quote, just ask Alexa to arrange a local Flight Centre Travel Expert to call you within 48 hours to finalise the details and payment.

Amazon Echo on bedstand Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo are designed to make your life a breeze.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Enable the Flight Centre skill

Visit the Skills section in the Alexa App, search for ‘Flight Centre’ and tap ‘Enable Skill’ to get started. To use the Flight Centre skill for the first time, say “Alexa, enable Flight Centre”.

2. Just ask Alexa

Begin by saying: “Alexa, ask Flight Centre…” and receive a quote for your flight query. See sample queries below.

3. Request a call

If the flight quote suits your needs and budget, you can provide Alexa with your name and phone number so a Flight Centre travel consultant can get in touch with you to finalise your booking.

Amazon Echo on kitchen counter Inspired by the flavours of Asia? Ask Alexa about flights to Singapore with Flight Centre!

Here’s some of things you can ask Alexa:

(and some sample answers we received with the below questions!)

“Alexa, ask Flight Centre for deals to Singapore”

Alexa says: “The cheapest flight from Brisbane to Singapore flying with Scoot is to Singapore from $553. You can ask to hear more offers, or get in touch with our Travel Expert about booking this flight. What would you like to do?"

“Alexa, ask Flight Centre for business class flights to London”

Alexa says: “The cheapest business class flight from Brisbane to London flying with Philippines Airlines is from $4,885 return. You can ask to hear more offers, or get in touch with our Travel Expert about booking this flight. What would you like to do?"

“Alexa, ask Flight Centre for flights to Sydney with Qantas”

Alexa says: “I found you the best two deals flying with Qantas. The cheapest flight flying from Brisbane to Sydney with Qantas is from $169 return. You can ask to hear more offers, or get in touch with our Travel Expert about booking this flight. What would you like to do?"

“Alexa, ask Flight Centre for the cheapest flight to Bali”

Alexa says: “I found you the best two deals flying from Brisbane to Bali flying with Jetstar is from $456 return. You can ask to hear more offers, or get in touch with our Travel Expert about booking this flight. What would you like to do?"

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