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Google includes flight info in search results

For a while, Google’s flight tracker tool has allowed searchers to enter an airline’s flight number, showing a link to that flight’s updated information on www.flightstats.com.

Google announced yesterday that it is now included those flight stats right in the search results. See below for WestJet’s flight WS 208:

WestJet WS 208 Cheap flights

This is great for the user – a simple and effective way to find out if his or her flight is on time. Of course, WestJet guests also have the option of visiting WestJet.com’s Flight Tracker to find out the status of flights.

Rogers, what are you thinking?

For as long as they’ve been around, Google has prided itself on having a nice clean home page. Users have the option of signing up for iGoogle, a personalized home page if they so wish. But by default a visitor is served the classic clean home page.

Here in Canada, we really don’t have a lot of choices for reliable DSL or Cable Internet. Bell, Telus, Rogers, and Shaw are probably the biggest… I can’t even think of anyone else right now.

PubCon Las Vegas 2007 – Week in Review

What an incredible week. One of the most exciting, and also one of the most tiring!

One of the highlights of the week were the shows that Joe Morin arranged for PubCon attendees. I attended Mystere at Treasure Island and Blue Man Group at the Venetian. Both were outstanding shows, but I would have to say that Mystere was better. I did enjoy Blue Man Group, but I found the first hour to be a little slow going. The last 45 minutes, however, was phenomenal and certainly made up for any shortcomings.

Transborder Travel

Well, first of all, I had an absolutely fabulous week in Las Vegas. As soon as I got on the plane to come home, however, the fatigue and hunger I’d been ignoring all week hit me. All of the sudden I regretted choosing a flight that connected in Vancouver.

As I deplaned in Vancouver I hurried along my way, hoping to get to my next gate with enough plenty of time to enjoy Vancouver Airport’s traveller’s lounge (complete with hot buffet, WiFi and comfy leather seats). I knew I had to pass through customs, but it shouldn’t be too bad right?