If it sends out alerts ahead of time, this is a very cool feature. Stan Schroeder:
The only thing worse than missing your flight is arriving on time just to realize the flight’s been delayed for a couple of hours, and there’s nothing you can do besides sip expensive airport coffee and worry about missing a meeting and/or a connecting flight.
Been there. Done that.
Google says it’s feeding historic flight status data to its machine learning algorithms to predict delays, and while the results won’t always be accurate, the company is 80% sure about its predictions. To check out if a flight’s been delayed, search for the airline and flight number or flight route, and you’ll get the details in the results.
Cool. An automatic alert for traffic jams would be another machine learning trick.