On a recent trip, I became frustrated with two things. First, how difficult it was to translate a flight number into an entry in my calendar. Second, how that entry in my calendar got messed up when I switched time zones.
I determined that I needed some kind of utility that could convert flight numbers into correct timezone-respecting ICS entries that would import easily into iCal, GoogleCal, or whatever other calendaring application I happen to be using at the time.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that did that. So this project was born.
The idea is to have command-line and Web-based utilities for performing this. You feed it one or more flight numbers, and it returns an ICS file. Presumably it's more complicated than that, as flight numbers aren't unique (ie, one flight number repeats several times a week), but that's the starting point.