Google has announced a flight tracking service that provides up-to-date information for those flying over the Christmas/ New Year break.
The service delivers details as to whether a flight is on time or delayed as well providing the estimated departure and arrival times. Using the service is as simple as typing in the flight number into Google, and the flight details will be delivered as the first search result (airline and flight number, or use an abbreviated version with a space between the airline code and flight number.) The service competes in part with Orbitz’s Traveler Update service, although Orbitz does offer associated airport information as well.
Data for the service is pulled from Flightstats.com.