Snow Leopard adds a Data Detector for flights to offer a "see the flight status" capability, but it only recognizes flights that use an airline's two-letter codes, such as "DL 589." Many reservation confirmation e-mails spell out the airline's name to be user-friendly, but Snow Leopard can't see those. So if your confirmation e-mail says "Delta Air Lines 589," Snow Leopard won't know it's a flight and not give you the oh-so-convenient option of checking the flight status with a single click.
One wish for a change
There is one changes I wish Apple had made in Snow Leopard: Although widgets never took off as expected given the hype a few years ago, Apple should still make its widgets work better. When you launch a widget (an applet), you lose access to the Finder, desktop, and all running applications -- and that's silly. Widgets should run like apps, allowing you to switch among whatever you want. Windows Vista and 7 do this right; so should Mac OS X.
All in all, there's not much to complain about. Still, Apple should have taken its business outreach all the way. Here's hoping it does so soon.
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