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Get Live Airport Updates, Now from Fellow Travelers

The next time you fly, avoid having a Michael-Douglas-'Falling Down' kind of day with the newly launched Orbitz TLC Traveler Update, an online service that mixes elements of a standard travel update site with peer-to-peer and social networking technologies.

Along with the info on delays, cancellations and weather provided by the TSA, which you can get from any one of a hundred different travel sites, Orbitz TLC Traveler Update incorporates info from fellow travelers who are actually at the airport. So, when the TSA says there's a 20-minute delay at security, a person who's actually in line might post an update saying it's more like a 45-minute delay. This extends to weather, traffic, parking, Wi-Fi availability and almost anything else airport related you can think of. You're also likely to get notifications of flight delays and cancellations before any official announcements are made. Of course, all of this information is accessible and updatable on a computer or cell phone.

The above video won't tell you what took so long for someone to finally invent this service, but it will give you a nice walkthrough of how it works.

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Tags: air, airport, flight, orbitz, security, traffic, travel, TSA

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