View above San Francisco I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and JetBlue and Southwest recently upgraded their web sites. Given my role in Dojo, I thought it would be interesting to see what JavaScript/Ajax toolkits airline web sites are using (if any), and to see if there is a correlation between the quality of the airline web site and use of a toolkit.

I took a very quick look at the index page source for a number of domestic airlines listed below, and I find JetBlue and Southwest to be among the best. JetBlue currently uses a combination of Prototype-lite, YUI-min, and Lightbox, while Southwest uses YUI. Northwest also uses YUI, though their site is not as pleasant to use. A few of the other airlines listed make use of decent CSS, but have not yet jumped on the Ajax toolkit bandwagon. Unfortunately, none are using Dojo today, but perhaps one or more of the sites below will adopt our toolkit this year!

Domestic airlines surveyed:

Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, United, US Airways

International airlines surveyed:

Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, All Nippon, BMI, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental, Emirates, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryan Air, SAS, Signapore, Swiss Air, Virgin Atlantic

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