Expedia customers can now use Amazon’s Alexa to ask for flight updates and rent a car, the company announced today.
The ability to buy millions of items from the Amazon marketplace has been available since July. While Amazon has made ground ahead of other platforms when it comes to conversational commerce, Alexa cannot currently be used to buy a plane ticket.
“Booking a hotel or a flight are not yet available. We are working hard to bring these exciting features to you soon!” the skill description from Expedia reads.
By contrast, numerous travel bots like Mezi and Hipmunk for messaging apps like Facebook Messenger can be used to purchase plane tickets. Kayak’s and Expedia’s chatbots can also buy tickets.
Among the now more than 5,000 skills, Expedia and Kayak are some of the only ones in the Alexa Skills Marketplace with the ability to track a flight and plan a trip.