Apple Dashboard Widgets
Expedia Travel Search
This widget gives you a quick way to look up travel destination information, availability, pricing, and more. It is based on the Expedia Travel Search feature which is in Beta right now.
Here are some examples of searches you can do with this Dashboard widget:
- General Destination Search – “Atlanta” will take you to a page with deals for traveling to Atlanta and information on attractions for when you get there.
- Flight Search – “Seattle New York” will show you results for round-trip flights from Seattle to New York City in departing in two weeks. You can also specify a date range (6/21-6/26), a month (June), or a season (summer).
- Hotel Search – “Hotels in London” will show you results for hotels in London in two weeks. You can get specific with dates and months just like the flight search.
- Rental Car Search – “Cars in Miami” will get you the results for rental cars in Miami; same date stuff applies from flights and hotels.
- Cruise Search – “One Week Caribbean Cruise in July” will get you results for 6-9 night Caribbean cruises leaving in July. You can be less specific with the length of the cruise or the date range if you want.
- Popular Destination Search – “Disneyland” will get you to a page with deals and packages to visit Disneyland.
- Itinerary Search – “[your itinerary # goes here]” will take you to an updated view of your saved or booked Expedia itinerary. If you don’t know your itinerary number, you can search for “My Itineraries”.
- Flight Status Check “Flight Status AA 495” will get you the status of American Airlines Flight 495. You have to use the airline’s two-digit code for this one.
- Check the Weather “Weather in Seattle”, or any other city instead of gloomy Seattle, will take you to… a weather forecast for that city. Surprise!
- Currency Converter “Currency” or “Currency Converter” will take you to a currency converter.
Oh and remember:
- Anything you search for is NOT case sensitive.
- If you don’t enter a date, it will assume you’re leaving in two weeks.
- It will remember your last ten searches. Just click on the little magnifying glass to get a drop-down selection.
Please leave any feedback on this widget or the Expedia Search feature at this announcement post.