iCal and Travel
by Niel M. Bornstein
When I make my travel plans I carefully transfer the flight information into my local calendar. That way I always have access to the information, and times that I'm on a plane and unavailable are clearly delineated.
But it's a silly manual process in our ever-more-automated world.
Major airlines and hotel chains should provide access to their passengers' and guests' reservations through standards like iCal.
Nearly everyone has an iCal-aware application on their computer, and many air and hotel companies already provide this access through a web page. It's not too much of a stretch to add an iCal version of the same information.
Then I could subscribe to my personal Delta Airlines and Marriott hotels travel schedules through Evolution, and sync it to my handheld (if I ever get one).
I suppose with some work I could scrape my "itineraries" page, but I don't want to. I want access to the data behind the page in a standard format.
Is anyone from Delta listening?
How do you keep track of your reservations?
Have you checked this site?