Sunday, 4 May 2008

Google SMS adds flight info

We've long been fans of using Google SMS to fetch information from our phones. Now we can use it to retrieve airline numbers and flight status.

Just text your airline flight number to GOOGLE (466453) and in short order you'll receive a message listing arrival/departure times, flight status and even the airline's phone number. If you need only the latter, just text the airline's name. Of course, you can still use Google SMS to get driving directions, stock quotes and tons of other useful info. This is just a bit of extra icing on that already yummy cake.

  • Your flight number has to be proceeded with the two letter airline code...

  • I happened to wonder if Google SMS would do anything with the flight number. So first I typed in "UA flight 273" and got back a "Sorry, nothing for that" message. Then I tried "UA 273" and voila! There was the flight info!

See demo at this web age, works with real data,

Start using Google SMS. Want to get started right away? Just click the button and we'll send a link to your phone.

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Text message your search query to 466453 ('GOOGLE' on most devices) and we'll text message back results.

Personalized SMS saves you time by saving your location. We'll automatically save your most frequently used location for future queries. You can also text 'set location' followed by a city & state or zip to save a new location. Try it out on our demo!

Try our interactive demo to the right and view results on the phone image as you would on your own mobile device. Discuss this product or click here for help.

Enter a search term (Hint: Click on the links under "Search Feature" in the table below to find specific information)

Or click on any of the links in the "Sample Query" column to view sample search queries:

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