Google Chrome is changing and so must I.
Over the years I have put together a few fun browser extensions to help make it easier to do things like search for award seats or track fare construction details. And I’ve typically published those as scripts which I’ve published directly from my website because Google was charging me to make them accessible to users through their portal. Turns out that Google has changed the rules to try to defend against some of the less that stellar people out there. And I got caught up in the collateral damage. The only option to get the scripts loaded into Chrome now is via their portal; any previously loaded manually have been disabled with recent Chrome updates.
So I sucked it up, paid the $5 and figured out how to package the extensions in their desired format. The good news is that it is now much easier to install the extensions, so that is a nice benefit. And the $5 didn’t break me after all.
If you’re a Chrome user head to http://z.wandr.me/WATTScripts and grab the extensions.
If you’re a Firefox user with GreaseMonkey installed the Chrome store isn’t quite as useful. Instead I have a copy of the scripts available via these links:
For more information about what each of the scripts does, check out:
- Reintroducing the ANA partner search link
- The new united.com primer: How to find upgrade inventory
- Continental Expert Mode, now on steroids
- United fare construction made easy
- The new united.com primer: How to find SWUable fares
And if you want to be awesome and leave a review/rating for the extensions that would be swell, though I’m not so sure it actually matters all that much.
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