flighttracker

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  1. nolamom

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    Any fight tracking apps recommended? I only know flighttracker.
     
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    I use flightaware.com. It's free unless you want historical data.
     
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    You can also just enter the flight number in Google and it will pop up the current status data.
     
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    A very different tool, and it serves a different purpose, is planefinder.net
    You can, for example, use it to identify the planes flying overhead. I'll sometimes spot an interesting one coming up low over my house, so I can go outside with my camera to catch it. That's how I caught this JAL plane.

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    I've had FlightTrack Pro ($10) for a few years and love it. The basic version is only $5, but the extra $5 for the TripIt integration is well worth it even for a mostly leisure traveler like me. Just forward your flight emails to plans@tripit.com and it automatically logs your flights into FlightTrack along with confirmation #. As the review about talks about, it's got a beautiful interface with a lot of information.

    I can't speak for any of the other apps, though, as I haven't tried them.
     
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    The basic version of FlightTrack is free now (at least the Android version is). I installed it about a month ago. Great tool for when I know guests are coming. Few things I wouldn't mind if they improved it, but overall, very useful.

    Haven't tried other apps, but might if there are some recommendations.
     
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    I used to use Worldmate on my old Windows phone several years ago and I liked it. I haven't tried the Android version yet - any one have any thoughts about it stacks up against flighttrack or others?

    I could forward confirmation e-mails and it would ingest them, give updates, and give alternate options in case of irrops. It also had weather reports, and I think it can track hotel/car rental reservations too.

    Has anyone here compared this and tripit head to head?
     
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    +1 for me, although I got in at a much cheaper price... I think I might've gotten it for free from Starbucks one day.
     
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