Even flights have status updates—check often during peak travel times

Flightstats.com reports on flight delays, airport weather conditions, and on-time performance—among other things. You can sign up for e-mails or mobile-phone alerts. Official Airline Guides can fill you in on flight status, flight duration, airline routes, and more. Orbitz.com is one of the first booking sites to add a blog (the OrbitzTLC Traveler Update) for travelers to report on things like airport delays.