Tripit To Me
Via the TripIt Blog comes the announcement of their mobile (email, really) offering called Tripit To Me.
(Not that I’m old enough to have watched Laugh In, but I keep seeing (in my head) the video of Richard Nixon’s deadpan “sock it to me” in the name of this feature)
This is genius – simple, clean access to the info I need without having to launch a web browser, navigate, etc:
TripIt To Me is an email interface to the trip information in TripIt. (This is better known in the tech world as a “command line interface.”) When you email simple commands like Ã¢â‚¬Å“get flight tomorrowÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“get trip 10/15/07Ã¢â‚¬Â to plans [at] tripit.com, TripIt will email you the information you need whenever you need it. For the absent minded like me, TripIt To Me will be a lifesaver as I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell you the number of times IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve dashed off to the airport without my itinerary and had to call someone to remember the airline IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m flying on, or the hotel IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m staying at. Also, it will be great when picking someone up at the airport to be able to email Ã¢â‚¬Å“get flightÃ¢â‚¬Â and see which flight theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on.
They also took the time to create a “Tripit to me Wallet card” (PDF) so that you don’t have to remember all the potential commands.
If you don’t travel a lot for business, it might seem strange that you could arrive at the airport and not know which airline you’re on, but the reality is I’ve had that experience myself.
Tripit just keeps getting better.