“Parcel tracking IDs, patents, and other specialized numbers can be entered into Google’s search box for quick access to information about them,” according to the Google Web Search Features page,
Special searches by number types include:
The rest of this page contains examples of input and output for most of these types of searches.
Want to see a map of where a US telephone area code is used? Just enter the area code in Google’s search box.
Click on the link to view a map.
Instead of going to the FedEx (www.fedex.com), UPS (www.ups.com), or US Postal Service (www.usps.com) sites to find out where your package is located, now you can enter parcel tracking IDs directly into Google’s search box.
Click on the link to view tracking information for a parcel.
Find the latest information about your UPS package by entering “ups” followed by the tracking ID into Google’s search box.
Look up information on a flight by typing the airline name or code followed by a space and a flight number.
Click on the Travelocity link to view tracking information on the flight.
Click on the fboweb.com link to view how the actual flight is progressing.
Look up automobile vehicle information by entering a vehicle ID (VIN) number.
Click on the link to view information on the specified vehicle.
Look up a US patent by typing “patent” followed by a space and a patent number.
Click on the link to view information on the patent.
Find out about a particular airplane by entering its FAA airplane registration number into Google’s search box. An airplane’s FAA registration number is typically painted on its tail.
Click on the link to view information about the aircraft.
Find information about an item by entering its UPC code into Google’s search box.
Click on the link to view information about this item.
Find information about FCC equipment by typing “fcc” followed by a space and the equipment’s ID number.
Click on the link to view information about this equipment.
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