I am sure that this does NOT work with every single Flight number out there but most of them that I have tried worked.
When you search your flight number... it gives you quick links to track the flight. Just like when you enter a UPS/FEDEX tracking number in google.
For Example: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=jl011&btnG=Search
When I searched for JL011 it gave me quick links to track the flight.
Ok so maybe this is not really all the exciting of a news but still I thought I'd mention it.
If this post does not belong in this thread - I apologize.