Monday, April 02, 2007

Google and flight alerts for mobiles

Our scribe in the USA, Dennis Schaal, has turned up an interesting nugget of news whilst doing his day job for Travel Weekly US.

Consumers can now send a SMS text message to Google to retrieve flight information "within seconds".

Passengers simply whizz over the name of the airline and flight number. Google will kindly reply with the current status of the flight.

Built in conjunction with, the service only covers flights departing or arriving in the US - for the time being.

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Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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