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March 11th, 2010


I don’t travel by plane very frequently, so when I do, I like to try out all the nifty new travel sites with their shiny new options. Last time, it was whatever that site was called before it was rolled into Microsoft’s Bing Travel. This time it’s TripIt.

What is TripIt, you ask? Imagine a service that you simply forward your confirmation e-mails to (flight, car, hotel). The service then parses the e-mails for all the pertinent details of your trip (times, locations, confirmation numbers, costs) and then lays all the information out in a nice timeline for your trip. Just like that you’ve got everything you need, all in one place, ready to roll. Plus I think it can do stuff like track your frequent flyer miles, too (not a selling point for me since I’ve never once had enough miles to cash in for anything more than a free pencil or keyring at the game counter).

Anyone else used TripIt?

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