Looking for great deals? Twitter has become the place for it. JetBlue and United Airlines have been offering their followers first choice on some discounted fares. Tweets are becoming a faster way to promote sales than the standard emails airlines send out.

According to USA Today: JetBlue posted its first “Cheep” on July 6, a $9 one-way trip from JFK to Nantucket. Since then the carrier has generally notified Twitterers about sales on Mondays, giving them about eight hours — or as long as there are available seats — to book a trip for that or the following weekend.

These “twares”, twitter exclusive promotions, are becoming the way to fill out seats on flights that haven’t complete booked up. These types of promotions wouldn’t work for big families, but more and more hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and theme parks are promoting their offers through twitter.

Delta Airlines (@deltaairlines)
Recent tweets:
What a day! Celebrating 80 years of nonstop service today. Pass the cake! More on Delta’s history http://bit.ly/4k46l

They have not proven to be active at all on twitter with only 10,249
Jet Blue (@JetBlueCheeps ) 26,152  followers

Recent tweets:
They’re up! RT @ebencuya: A ton of sweet JetBlue deals from @JetBlueCheeps: http://tr.im/cheeps (yes, the URL still works)

The one y’all been waiting for – $39 AUS to JFK o/w this Sat. 20 seats avail or til 6pm ET. Go http://tr.im/cheeps Taxes, Fees & Rest. Apply

Throw caution to the wind – $19 ORD to JFK o/w this Sat. 40 seats avail or til 6pm ET. Go http://tr.im/cheeps Taxes, Fees & Rest. Apply

American Airlines (@AAirway) 9,992 followers
They also advertise on twitter that they areon facebook, flickr and YouTube
Recent tweets:

Enjoy! Here’s video from our 70th Birthday Celebration at DFW http://bit.ly/AC70DFW

Check with either your gate agent or flight attendant. We now have WiFi on 95 of our MD80s, hope yours is one of them!

The Olympics 2010 is coming… Who is planning on going to Vancouver to support their countries? Post here. Book your AA.com flight early.

Southwest Airlines (@southwestAir) 476,838  followers
Also on facebook, flickr, linkedin and youTube
Some tweets:

Friday’s wifi flights: 537, 624, 798, 717, 933, 120, 674, 1761, 1064, 2109 (subject to change) More info here: http://bit.ly/3UDygo

RT @Tiki_Guy: Got in on the @SouthwestAir Contest in BOS. Everyone gets 10% off & bag tags, and entered to win tix: http://twitpic.com/dmfdl

United Airlines (@unitedairlines) Followers 31,069
Recent tweets:
More legroom is now on sale, starting at just $5 for Economy Plus seats that have up to 5 more inches of space http://tinyurl.com/mo4g2p

Weekend plans looking more like weak-end? Put that missing “E” back in with our E-fares! Check ’em out @ http://tinyurl.com/nl6q9o

RT @StarwoodBuzz: Fly United & stay with Starwood for less. Book United & receive a 20% discount. See details at http://bit.ly/3kvYte

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