Loving TripIt

I’ve raved about TripIt here before.  But, it’s worth repeating.  If you travel a lot and don’t use this service you’re missing out.

Here are a couple of aspects of their service which I’ve only recently discovered, which make it even better …

1. m.tripit.com

They now have a version of their site designed specifically for mobile browsers, so you can quickly and easily get details of your itinerary and bookings from your phone on the go.

They’ve even included a “Check Flight Status” link for upcoming flight bookings, which is very handy.

More information

2 iCal feeds

Previously whenever I booked flights I would manually add the details to my calendar – including times and flight numbers etc.  I would also usually enter an all-day appointment for the days I was away, so I didn’t accidentally make other appointments when I would be out of town.

TripIt can take care of all of that for you automatically.

Just add the iCal feed to your calendar and any trips and flight bookings will automatically show up on the appropriate dates.

Those two things aside, the single greatest feature of TripIt is still the complete lack of data entry required – just forward on the confirmation emails you get from airlines, hotels and rental car companies and they will pull them all together into an itinerary for you automatically.

Magic!

3 thoughts on “Loving TripIt”

  1. +1 for TripIt. It is one of the only shiny new web services that I continue to use without fail. The iCal sharing is particularly useful – This works great for multiple people travelling as any trips you share with them in TripIt automatically show up in their calendar as well.

    My wife was very sceptical but one I showed her how easy it was and how little you actually had to do she was converted. This is no small feat!

  2. Ever since you posted about how TripIt solved the registration problem so elegantly I have been a keen user. I really like how they take whatever rubbish I send to them and convert it into a nice and easy itinerary. Going down south this weekend and all my details are sitting on my ipod now – all i had to do was send it to plans@tripit.com.

    The call of Magic! is spot on.

    I want to do a multi-city trip to Europe now just to really give it a good work out….

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