Google Flight Information

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Google tells us everything else, why not flight information too! Recently Google added the capability to tell us all of the available flights between two cities. Lets take Seattle and Newark NJ (my home airport). If I use the keyword flights and then the two airport codes SEA and EWR, or a search specically like this

flights SEA to EWR


notice the results below (note: you have to click the + button to expand the results)

google flights search results

I like this new feature to see what your flight options are going to be. Whether or not they are booked, you have to head over to your favorite ticketing site.

Now what about flight tracking. It's your turn to go to the airport to pickup somebody, are they on time? Where are they now? Let's take Alaska 8 in the search results above and check in on the flight status, google search like

flight alaska 8

google flight status

Well, it is 33 minutes late, but not too bad. If we follow the link to flightstats.com we can see more specifically it is over Wisconsin.

While I'm mentioning flight tracking, I'll also plug my favorite flight tracking site also, flightaware.com - it has terrific tracking info for flights and for any other aviation buffs out there you can pull up maps of airports and see all the current inbounds/outbounds. This graphic below is a moment in time of the US airspace where every red dot is was an airborne flight... wow!

airborne flights

So there you have it... a couple of google searches related to available flights and flight tracking! (plus some bonus fun aviation thoughts :)

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Rainer
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Craig - Where does this information come from?  Is it the airlines or Google calculating the flight?

Jun 14, 2011 11:50 PM #27
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Ann Bellamy
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Google is amazing, thanks for ferreting this out for us.  Pretty soon they will run the world.

Jun 15, 2011 12:26 AM #28
Rainmaker
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FN LN
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Hi Craig - The Google feature even works with crossborder flights from Canada to the USA.

Jun 15, 2011 12:40 AM #29
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Alan Gross
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What will Google think of next. I guess all those people who work there keep looking for ways to help their clients. Thanks for the information.

Jun 15, 2011 03:17 AM #30
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Lyn Sims
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Cool, now if Google can just work with the airline to get your bags & the plane to the same place we'll be all set!

Jun 15, 2011 08:48 AM #31
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Andi Grant
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WHY-WHY-WHY didn't I buy stock in Google *bangs head against the desk multiple times*

Jun 15, 2011 08:56 AM #32
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Barbara Hensley
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Craig - it IS a Google world!  I am constantly amazed at what is possible through Google.  I am trying to take advantage of more and more of the features - I usually learn about them from YOU!  thanks for being our eyes & ears and keeping us informed.

Jun 16, 2011 03:35 AM #33
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Barb Van Stensel
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Thanks Craig.  I used Google for a trip related check and there it was.  Just amazing how helpful Google is.

Jun 16, 2011 03:59 AM #34
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Hi Craig, cool tool, and I suppose we could use this as a link in our sites, "for a get here quick tool"

by the way, seeing that you are checking flights to Seattle, Are you attending the Seattle Rain camp...?

 

Jun 16, 2011 08:38 AM #35
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oops - sorry folks fell behind on my responses...  :(

Kathy - tour guide to the tech world :)

William - glad you put it quick to use

Ritu - next time!

Cathy - they keep giving us reasons to "like" :)

Barbara - yes, all that happening above us all the time!

Virginia - good for travelers to know, gives them certain insights

Debra - you are very welcome

Jun 16, 2011 08:44 AM #36
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Bill - home sweet home!

Gayle - another home is where is at! I really like google voice, it is the number published for my business, I'll get to it in time, now that you reminded me... :)

Jay - borderline :)

Mel/Gretchen - yes just non-stops at this point

Michele - they keep giving us cool stuff!

Karen - you can google pretty much anything, sports scores, weather, units conversion, time in other cities, whew!

Glenn - it is a simple place to go for first look without all the additional questions

 

Jun 16, 2011 08:48 AM #37
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Louise - glad you like :)

Jeff - air and ground, gotcha covered!

Debe - me too, google fan club :)

Jim/Linda - would have been nice, circumstances cut my time there short, thanks for your kind words

Debbie - thanks for saying so, glad to see you

Tom - that's ok, us aviation buffs are another group I guess :P

David - SFO to where next?

Conrad - it must be the same feed that sends out data to all the ticketing sites

 

Jun 16, 2011 08:52 AM #38
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Ann - adds one more thing to our google list that keeps getting longer

Marc - great, thanks for sharing that too

Alan - google search "where in the world is my luggage" :P

Andi - sigh, true

Barbara - you know where to come to class! (they give me lots to blog about!)

Barb - glad you got to try it out

Pfanns - link sounds good - Seattle is my "other home" (first half of my life on that coast) - can't make it though to raincamp seattle, though would really love to

Jun 16, 2011 08:55 AM #39
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Hi Craig,

sorry to see you won't be AT Rain camp, will catch you next time.

Jun 16, 2011 09:13 AM #40
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Robert Schwabe
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Craig - It's crazy that Google has all this information. It's the the neighbor in the community that knows everybody business.

Jun 18, 2011 09:01 AM #41
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Hi Craig, great tip there for the flight info....will have to try it out....I've got some flight tracking apps on my iphone...

Jun 18, 2011 05:48 PM #42
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I just found a flight widget for my Mac Book Pro but this is even simpler and cooler.

Jun 19, 2011 03:19 AM #43
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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Is there anything that Google doesn't do?  It's simply amazing.  Everytime you turn around they are providing something else.

Jun 19, 2011 03:24 AM #44
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This is AWESOME news Craig! I missed this the first time around so thanks for adding to your weekly list.

Jul 17, 2011 05:16 AM #45
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Gordon W. Miller
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Thanks for the info. Very handy.

Jul 18, 2011 04:14 AM #46
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