Orbitz TLC Travel Update
Orbitz TLC Travel Update is a new offering by Orbitz, “bringing the power of social networking to the online travel agency space.” This technology allows user generated content to be created, making real-time information available to travelers. Think of the advantages to receiving real-time information on topics like what’s going on in the airport. I just had a look and there are messages such as the following:
- No line at security check point Terminal B 1-17
- There’s no agent at the Thrifty Car Rental counter. Don’t bother stopping. Go straight to the shuttle to get your car. (Charlotte – Douglas (CLT))
- If you are flying United out of Terminal 1 to Pittsburgh at 2:07pm flight #142 will now be departing at 3:25pm. (Chicago – O’Hare (ORD))
According to the press release, the site will include the following:
Real Time Traveler Update – Postings of real-time travel conditions and insider tips provided by actual travelers.
Traffic – Offers real-time traffic information including traffic times, delays, accident reports and construction updates. Travelers can also send in traffic updates.
Airport/Flight Status – Shows flight status and any airport delays based on FAA data.
Security Wait Time – Provides 30-day average security line wait times from the TSA, as well as updates on current wait times from fellow travelers at a chosen departing airport.
Weather – Gives travelers the weather forecast and the latest weather conditions at the selected airport, provided by weather.com.
Parking – Provides insight into various parking options at the selected airport, rated by both convenience and price by the OrbitzTLC Team.
Wi-Fi – Informs travelers of Wi-Fi options available at the airport.
Other Travel Tips – Useful advice from fellow travelers, such as favorite restaurants, quiet work spaces and any other insider advice.