Travel Tools - Help with TripIt
Jan 29, 11, 11:39 am
Just tried Tripit and debating whether to use on an ongoing basis because of the following annoyances. Anyone know if there's a setting I can use to do the following?
1. If my hotel confirmation shows a 2pm checkin, but both my flight arrival and car rental pickup are after this, I'd like the car rental to appear before the hotel checkin.
2. Any way to turn off the car drop off and hotel checkout events from displaying (and thus messing up the order, as noted above)?
3. Any way to show the air arrival as a separate event, but not (as described above), the car drop and hotel checkout?
Jan 29, 11, 11:59 am
you can edit the checkin time by clicking on Options and then edit.
Jan 29, 11, 4:29 pm
Yes -- I have an upcoming 10-day trip and ended up having to edit 20 items -- not worthwhile using TripIt if I must do this each time. So there's no setting either to turn off pick-up/drop times and/or car times? Quite surprising that Tripit doesn't automatically recognize that I likely will checkout, then dropoff, then board my aircraft in that order.
Takes you five seconds.
It's a free service.
Jan 30, 11, 10:11 am
Yes -- I have an upcoming 10-day trip and ended up having to edit 20 items -- not worthwhile using TripIt if I must do this each time.
I used to have to manage my itinerary manually, entering all the dates, times, and places into my calendar by hand. TripIt takes care of 80% of that.
So while I do end up editing each entry to reflect the actual start/stop times and to enter other information I want to track, it's a lot less work than I had to do before.
Out of curiosity, what were you using before TripIt?
Jan 30, 11, 12:02 pm
This is a minor annoyance of TripIt but one that I put up with for the sake of the other features/benefits it offers. If is really just reading the times from the reservations emails so if you specify the 5pm arrival time in the hotel reservation and the 3pm car pick-up (and if the confirmation email also includes that) then they should show up in the correct sequence.
Kayak Trips does an auto-detect thing where they try to figure it out but I've had just as many problems with that as I have with the TripIt setup. Plus Kayak doesn't have a dedicated app for Trips so using it on the road is rather annoying.