Air Travel Made Easy
If you’re someone who lives out of your suitcase or if you travel often, this update is for you. Learn how Focals can give you an extra hand before your flight, while you’re in the airport, and after you’ve landed.
Before you fly
Focals get flight information from events in your default calendar, so double-check that your flight details are in an event before you use these new travel features.
- Event titles for flights must say Flight to followed by the destination, a valid carrier ID, and flight number: Flight to Newark (AC 7644)
Some calendars (like Google Calendar) create events automatically for flight, concert, or reservation bookings you receive through your email. Check your calendar's settings to enable this feature.
Time to leave
Whether you’re an occasional flyer or seasoned traveller, estimating the time it will take you to get to the airport before your flight can be exhausting. It’s one extra thing to worry about as you’re trying to collect your things and get organized as you head out the door.
The latest Focals update brings Time to leave notifications right in your field of view, so you won’t have to tune into local radio stations or navigation apps for accurate travel time estimates. These travel reminders suggest when it’s time to leave by using real-time traffic updates and including buffer time - always making sure you’ll have enough time to check your bags, get through security, and arrive at your gate.
Checking upcoming flights becomes a way of life for frequent flyers: Will you make it to the gate on time for your transfer? What if your first flight is running late? What if your gate changes last minute?
If you’re feeling lost in the air, the latest Focals update will help you feel more grounded and focused. Focals use flight itineraries and confirmation numbers from your default calendar to track your upcoming flights for you, so you can know when delays or cancellations happen. Less surprises mean smoother travels.
Expand flight information on your Now view to see take-off and landing times, gate numbers, terminals, and more. It’s all of the quick flight details you need - just on the fly.
As you descend, use Focals to stay on track for the next leg of your trip.
With baggage claim locations, accommodation details, upcoming calendar events, and Uber all in one place, you can keep those hands free for the important things: suitcases, passports, and that post-red eye flight coffee. You can even send a quick message to your family at home, letting them know you arrived safely.
We're regularly releasing features on Focals. Check back here often to know what's new.
Find all of our previous software updates here (in case you missed them):