Focals support and services are being discontinued as of July 31st, 2020.
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Focals support and services are being discontinued as of July 31st, 2020.
Learn more here.

Software update 1.88 - Air Travel Updates

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.

A 'Time to go' notification on the Focals display.

Know when it’s time to leave for the airport from your Now view.

Full flight details for a flight from Chicago to Toronto. The flight is on time.

Move down to see all of your flight details in one place.

Flight status  

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.

A flight delay notification on Focals. The flight is 1 hours and 45 minutes behind schedule.

Delays or changes to upcoming flights will display as a notification on Focals.

More delayed flight details expanded on the Now view of Focals.

Click the notification to expand it or find more details on your Now view.

On arrival  

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.

An arrival Now Moment on Focals. The airport code and baggage claim location floats below the time.

Know where your baggage is right when you arrive.

The message 'I've landed!' selected as a smart reply to a contact.

Click arrival Now Moments to send a quick message to others back home.


Move down to see accommodation details from your default calendar.

More updates

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):

See previous updates

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