More slightly-above-average Google tricks: From the always informative Gary Price at ResourceShelf.com comes the news that several new “Google shortcuts” were announced today, including “search by number” features like area code information, UPC codes, VIN numbers, USPS tracking numbers and flight tracking.
However, Gary seems to be less than impressed:
“Many services like those linked from Google exist and have existed for many years. Some of you might also want to take a look at this tracking service. I checked flights for from several airlines with this new Google feature and got nothing. Airlines that I didn’t find links for included Jet Blue, Southwest, AirTran, Midwest Express, Sun Country, Spirit, ATA, Lufthansa, Virgin, KLM, Aloha, and Hawaiian. It also appears that single digit and some four digit flight numbers do not work. It’s surprising that Google didn’t check this before releasing this shortcut and making the announcement.”
You tell ’em, Gary.