Checking Flight Status from Live Search

Live Search has introduced a nifty little feature that I thought was worth passing along: flight status checks. In the search box, you just enter the words flight status along with the airline and flight number. You can abbreviate the airline, too. After entering in the info, do a search and you’ll be shown the date, times, departure and arrival points for the flight in a one-box type search result. There are also links that let you track other segments of the flight and let you track the flight in real-time. This data, of course, is provided by Farecast which was acquired and integrated into Live Search last year.

For comparison purposes, I ran the same query for the same airline/flight combination on that other search engine and came up with similar, but less detailed results.

Live Search:

flight_status 

Google:

flightsgoog

Guess what I'll be using for flight tracking now!

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