flightstats.com results are now available when you search for your flight number through google. this gives you a quick way to check on your flight (or the flight of someone you know) without having to hit up the carrier sites and navigate (in some cases) through their slog.
to use it, you’ll need the two-character airline code (i.e. AC for Air Canada, UA for United, CO for Continental, etc.) and the flight number. enter it in any google search window/bar, and the current status of the flight for the day you search on it will be returned as the top result. kinda handy.