Yesterday I posted about Google's flight information service (courtesy of flightstats.com) which allows you to send a message to Google and receive back your flight information.
I had occasion to use that very service this morning. I showed up at the airport at 5AM for a 6AM flight to San Jose. I got that uncomfortable feelings as soon as I saw the long lines at check-in. Having only a carry on, I walked to the self-check-in kiosk and started the process. A minute later the screen told me that I should talk to an agent...it couldn't complete my request.
I texted Google my flight number and found that my flight had been canceled. Since it also returned the airline reservation number, I was off and (trying) to get rebooked almost immediately.
Good stuff...except I'm still supposed to be somewhere else right now...