I am sure that we are all aware of the situation when it comes to the airlines and how many flights get delayed every day. Well this holiday season Google is going to try and make our trip[s] a little easier by providing us with flight status reports in real time. On their Web site the folks at Google state:

The holiday season is upon us, and we know that many amongst you are traveling to be with family and friends. To make sure you spend more time celebrating and less time waiting at the airport, we’re introducing a new flight status feature that we hope will make your travels easier.

For the latest information on a flight’s status, simply search for an airline and flight number, and the first result will tell you whether your flight is on time or delayed as well as the estimated departure and arrival times. Here’s a quick example for a specific American Airlines flight:

Hopefully this makes your travels a little smoother. Happy holidays from the Google Search team.

They also mention that they may also be instituting a lost baggage service on their site as well in the near future.

Comments welcome.

Link is here.