Mail.app now gives you flight previews

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by luke lau, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. luke lau macrumors regular

    luke lau

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    No idea if this was added in a recent DP or has always been there since the start but in Mail.app flight numbers are now hyperlinked. Tapping on them brings you to a flight preview screen which shows you the route and time of departure and arrival, along with delays. Pretty neat
     

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  2. Ryanclbryant macrumors member

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    Was fully expecting this to not work in Canada. Rather surprised to get the option to Preview Flight!
    But...
    Then...
    "Flight information unavailable" :(

    Still feelin' the love, Apple.
    Sincerely, Canada.
     
  3. Rogo117 macrumors regular

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  4. luke lau thread starter macrumors regular

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    What were your flight numbers? Were they included in your booking confirmation email
     
  5. Rogo117 macrumors regular

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    1717, yes they were included. Only links that showed up on the email were for the date and times.
     
  6. luke lau thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think it might require the airline code for the number, e.g the BA for British airways in BA1234
     
  7. Ryanclbryant macrumors member

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    Yeah I checked from the confirmation email - the link appeared but errored out at the time. Just noticed today that I used messages to send my flight number to the person picking me up and it recognized the flight number and offered my flight information from there.. And today it works!
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Time to book a flight to see this in action!
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Really cool to see this.

    By the way, another US only feature.
     
  10. luke lau thread starter macrumors regular

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    It worked for me and I'm in the uk
     
  11. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    You can type the flight number into Notes as well and it will show you details. So, if you make a note with travel details you can get updates that way too.
     
  12. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    Jeez, that will be one expensive beta-test. :p
     
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    http://www.flightradar24.com/N6919M/71cc90a
    Tap a plane take the tracking number and do the thing with the thing. Enjoy the money you just saved. ;)
     
  14. zbrd macrumors newbie

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    At what point does Apple start building out hidden but very useful features like this, package tracking, dictionary and others into their own applets a la stocks or weather? Would it be that hard to build small apps with limited functionality like that if it's already in the OS?
     
  15. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Dedicated to the cause - I like it!
     

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