I use Dopplr and TripIt, to keep track of traveling colleagues, update people on my own travel, and just generally simplify life. (I’ve blogged about each many times as well: see posts containing dopplr or TripIt).
I’m getting tired of Dopplr’s consistent FAIL on a common (for me) use case- a one day trip to NY on Delta.
Whenever I forward such a confirmation here’s what Dopplr does:
Thanks for sending us a message by email.
We automatically created a trip to Atlanta, GA, United States (from Newburyport, MA, United States) between February 10th and February 13th
We won’t share coincidences from this newly-created trip with your fellow travellers until February 18th. This is to give you a chance to check and correct any problems in interpretation.
If you’d like to check, go to [link removed]
The Dopplr Team.
The problem is, I’m not going to or from Atlanta – that’s where Delta airlines headquarters is, sure, but it’s a long detour on the Boston->New York route.
I’m also not travelling Feb 10 to Feb 13, I’m leaving and returning on the 13th, and the trip was booked on the 10th.
I can (and do) go in and manually fix the trip in Dopplr, but in this type of case TripIt’s import feature just works.