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WORLDMATE RESPONDS TO AIRLINE INDUSTRY FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS
 

San Diego, California, April 16, 2008 - A recent study based largely on data reported to the US Transportation Department indicated that the US airlines' operational performance has hit a 20-year low. Stories of more than 1,000 cancelled flights and bumped passengers have plagued the travel industry in recent weeks. More than a quarter of flights arrived late in 2007 for the 16 airlines ranked¹, and customer complaints are through the roof.

With the stress and uncertainty of traveling steadily increasing, passengers can use all the help they can get. WorldMate Live, a mobile service that serves as a traveler's 'guardian angel', takes the pain out of traveling by arming members with critical, real-time updates about important changes to their travel itineraries. Using the first mobile travel service to 'push' interactive alerts for flight delays and cancellations, members don't have to spend time actively seeking alternate flight information. The service does it for them automatically.

WorldMate Live works on BlackBerry devices, and will soon be coming to Windows Mobile smartphones. Most features of the 'Freemium' service are offered at no charge. Useful components include a weathercaster, world clock, world day / night map and currency converter. Premium services, including flight alerts, flight status and schedules, travel directory and customer support, are available via subscription at $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year. Group pricing is available by emailing: corporate_sales@worldmate.com.

To speak with a WorldMate executive about ways travelers can alleviate the headaches of both domestic and international jet-setting, or for a free 3-month Gold subscription of WorldMate Live, please contact worldmate@lewispr.com / 619 677 2700. For more information about WorldMate's mobile travel solution, please visit www.worldmate.com.