Book A Seat On LOST's Doomed Oceanic Flight 815
Anticipating next week's kickoff of Lost Season 6, the programmers at travel metasearch engine Kayak have buried a Lost-related easter egg deep in their site. If you've ever yearned to crack open the secrets to the Dharma Initiativeor not, as the case may beyou now have a chance to book a seat on Oceanic Flight 815, the route that began the entire mind-bending adventure. Via Mashable, all you have to do is punch in the right settings, hit Kayak's "Search" button, and an option for the self-evidently bad idea appears.
You can't really book the reservation, of course. Trying to lock it in will take you to a Lost Wikipedia entry on the doomed trans-Pacific flight. But it's still a nice little timewaster, especially if you're an obsessed fan. To unlock the easter egg, plug in a request for a SYD-LAX flight like you normally would. It has to be a one-way flight and the day has to be set for September 22, 2010, the series having aired for the first time on September 22, 2004. The price of the ticket is $4839 so you might want to sort by reverse price order after you get the results. If you've done everything right and you look down a couple rows, there it will be.
Katyak has also chosen this weekwhen they can coincidentally trade on social media buzz generated by Lost fansto launch their new negotiated rates feature. You can find limited-time hotel offers at their Private Sale gallery, which is also listed in the sidebar. The idea, at least as far as Kayak is describing it so far, is to use anonymous search data to pluck hotel deals out of their database. That ostensibly differentiates them from sites like Expedia and Travelocity because they're choosing hotels and areas that are in high demand. The resulting selections are more limited and targeted, though no one's under any illusions and the longterm plan is obviously to compete directly with the online agencies.
· Travel Site Kayak Sells Seats On Lost’s Oceanic Flight 815 [Mashable]
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