Googlers in the USA can now get up-to-date flight information on the go by simply sending a text message to 466453 (“GOOGLE” on most mobile devices) along with their flight number and carrier name.
Alternatively, users can text the airline name, and Google will send a text message with the main numbers one can call for information.
In their ongoing endeavour to organise the world’s information, this is yet another handy service being offered by Google. They already offer parcel tracking, vehicle identification number search and many other similar services. The question, though, remains – how many people will actually use these services? When an individual is in a rush, Google might not be the first thing that pops up in their mind when they want information about their flight.
Over time, though, this trend could change. Their continuous innovation is making Google the main online destination for more and more people. As these users discover additional services Google offers, they are more and more likely to keep returning to Google every time they need to find an answer to something. Visitors will also start experimenting over time, trying to search for information that Google doesn’t already provide – which will, of course, be a great way for Google to gauge what else to develop!