1. tacroy's Avatar
    I fly for work rather often and was really excited for this feature but I've never gotten it to work with Delta or the itineraries sent by our business travel agent.
    If anyone HAS gotten it to work, I'd love to know how!
    07-29-2014 08:57 AM
  2. xFalk's Avatar
    I don't fly too often and on Delta only infrequently. Although I liked Delta's app I recently uninstalled it because it kept updating me on flight details from a flight that I had a year ago and there was no way I could find to remove the old flight from the app.
    07-29-2014 09:46 AM
  3. tacroy's Avatar
    Yeah, the app isn't...good.

    Specifically I'm curious if anyone has gotten it to work with cortana's reminders / traffic / appointment stuff.
    07-29-2014 10:25 AM
  4. xFalk's Avatar
    Just because an app has that info doesn't mean it is available for Cortana. The app developer must code it to integrate with Cortana.
    07-29-2014 01:26 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm traveling in October to Italy.

    Travel is turned on for Interests in Cortana. I simply added all my flights and hotel reservations to my Calendar and assume Cortana will read them from there...

    ​The reason I peeked in here? All my flights are Delta.
    07-29-2014 09:04 PM
  6. mozman68's Avatar
    I only fly Delta and get the updates immediately after I receive the email from my corporate travel planner. It used to take up to a day for Cortana to find it, but it seems to happen almost immediately after I get the email.

    Once I get the email, I just open Cortana and the notes are in there asking me if I want to track the flights.
    07-30-2014 08:01 AM
  7. narv's Avatar
    I don't fly delta, but with southwest Cortana read my email and got my flight information and then when it got delayed cortana's information updated to reflect that in the glance (though I never got a popup which may have been nice like how she does with the "you should leave now for work" stuff).
    07-30-2014 09:51 AM
  8. mozman68's Avatar
    I'm really impressed with how well it is working for me... here are some pics just to give you an example of the features. For a regular flier like me, it's awesome.

    Live tile shows the airplane symbol and then gives me the update on my next flight.

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    Clicking on the Cortana live tile opens up with this pertinent travel info right at the top including flight info, a map of the airport I'm heading to, time to get there from my current location and weather for where I am headed. The detailed maps are awesome and include bathroom, restaurant location, gate numbers... awesome.

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    Further down after opening Cortana is info for my connecting flight including current status. I think this type of info is really helpful for those tracking someone else's flight so you know when to pick them up and can watch how far along they are in the flight.

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    Here's the detailed map for where I am at right now in Dallas.

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    And here is when I was on my plane landing in Detroit the other day... pulling up to the gate...

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    Last edited by mozman68; 07-30-2014 at 01:38 PM.
    07-30-2014 01:17 PM
  9. slyronit's Avatar
    Just because an app has that info doesn't mean it is available for Cortana. The app developer must code it to integrate with Cortana.
    No. Cortana gets flight information from flightstats.com, which has support for all airlines.
    07-30-2014 01:53 PM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    You can manually track a flight by typing "flight xx-xxx". It will show you the flight information and will have a text below saying "track this flight".

    It works for all airlines on flightstats.com, so should work for you, too.
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    07-30-2014 01:55 PM
  11. mjes201's Avatar
    i'm really impressed with how well it is working for me... Here are some pics just to give you an example of the features. For a regular flier like me, it's awesome.

    Live tile shows the airplane symbol and then gives me the update on my next flight.

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    clicking on the cortana live tile opens up with this pertinent travel info right at the top including flight info, a map of the airport i'm heading to, time to get there from my current location and weather for where i am headed. The detailed maps are awesome and include bathroom, restaurant location, gate numbers... Awesome.

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    further down after opening cortana is info for my connecting flight including current status. I think this type of info is really helpful for those tracking someone else's flight so you know when to pick them up and can watch how far along they are in the flight.

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    here's the detailed map for where i am at right now in dallas.

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    and here is when i was on my plane landing in detroit the other day... Pulling up to the gate...

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    so what exactly did you do to for cortana to give you details about your trip??? What did you put int eh calendar?
    07-30-2014 10:14 PM
  12. Maitrikkataria's Avatar
    Just because an app has that info doesn't mean it is available for Cortana. The app developer must code it to integrate with Cortana.
    Yes, but the normal process by which Cortana interprets and tracks flight schedule is:
    Microsoft Cortana interprets schema.org markup in e-mails to extract airline flight reservation data. Once Cortana receives the first flight confirmation mail with the required markup, it automatically tracks updates and other changes to the flight from that point forward. You do not need to send any further notifications.
    07-31-2014 02:17 AM
  13. mozman68's Avatar
    so what exactly did you do to for cortana to give you details about your trip??? What did you put int eh calendar?
    The only thing I physically have to day is "agree" to track the flight information it pulls from my email and places in the Cortana app. It just shows up there and asks if I want to track the flight. Everything else that is in there shows up automatically. I should clarify that I also enter the flight info, hotel info, etc. in my calendar as I have always done, but that only gives me travel time to the hotel when I land. The flight info would be pulled whether or not it was in my calendar as it shows up before I usually even have time to enter it.
    mjes201 likes this.
    07-31-2014 12:18 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    OK wait one...

    Someone break it down for me. For Cortana to read my flights it has to be in an email? Manual calendar entry won't do? Hard for me to tell at this point as my flights start 2 months from now, so I've no idea if Cortana is poised to track just based on airline and flight number on the calendar.

    Just a text listing or is there some special file format I need to have and open?

    If it is just text, no worries. But if it is a special file type I'll need my travel agent to send it that way. All I have is a PDF.
    07-31-2014 05:29 PM
  15. mozman68's Avatar
    07-31-2014 06:20 PM
  16. tacroy's Avatar
    So right now neither my works travel agent nor delta apparently uses the correct schema to make it "Just work" does anyone know of a middleware service that could help? I use trip-it, but that also doesn't seem to work.

    Has anyone flying Delta, gotten it to work using JUST emails or communications from Delta?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-01-2014 02:25 PM
  17. mozman68's Avatar
    So right now neither my works travel agent nor delta apparently uses the correct schema to make it "Just work" does anyone know of a middleware service that could help? I use trip-it, but that also doesn't seem to work.

    Has anyone flying Delta, gotten it to work using JUST emails or communications from Delta?
    Have you tried forwarding their email to yourself with the word "itinerary" in the subject line?
    08-01-2014 07:32 PM
  18. xFalk's Avatar
    Yes, but the normal process by which Cortana interprets and tracks flight schedule is:
    Microsoft Cortana interprets schema.org markup in e-mails to extract airline flight reservation data. Once Cortana receives the first flight confirmation mail with the required markup, it automatically tracks updates and other changes to the flight from that point forward. You do not need to send any further notifications.
    That's exactly what I mean. Cortana needs to extract the flight info from your emails. She cant read your flight numbers and such from the airline apps on your phone to scrape the flight data unless that app is specifically configured to work with Cortana.
    08-07-2014 03:05 PM
  19. erntsnst's Avatar
    i flew delta exclusively for awhile. i went on a recent trip though on AA where cortana couldn't parse the multi-hop trip so here's how i ended up adding in the additional flight data i needed. anyway, i can't post links yet so just search bing or google for "marcus oh flying with cortana" ...

    ::m
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-08-2014 01:47 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Simple enough. Like all great ideas, once you see it you immediately think, "I should have thought of that."
    08-09-2014 09:36 PM

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