Our number one choice for tracking flights for anyone, including us at CellStream, is easy at http://www.flightaware.com With it, you can track the real-time flight status and location of any commercial flight worldwide. You can see where your incoming aircraft is coming from, how close it is to picking you up, and what weather may be in its way. You can sign up for push notifications for your flight’s departure and arrival info, as well as pings for gate changes, delays, and cancellations.
That is our number one. But there are other choices:
Check out Flightradar24 – If you’re not flying, but really, really love planes, download Flightradar24. The app essentially lets you play air traffic controller, showing you exactly which flights are passing overhead. All you have to do is point your phone in the direction of the flying plane and you’ll get real-time flight stats, like where the airplane is coming from, where it’s headed, its speed, and its altitude. The fun part comes with features like Cockpit View, which allows you to see through the eyes of a pilot. You also get all of the basic flight tracking app features, like arrival and departure times, flight status, and delay information, if you’re heading to the airport.
Why we love it: While the basic app is free, it’s the $3.99/month Gold Plan that really excites the aviation-obsessed. You get all of the above, plus live weather patterns, aeronautical charts showing the different paths flights historically follow in the sky, and air traffic control boundaries. There’s not much more info you can ask for.
Another is The Flight Tracker. This is a flight tracking app that offers details on arrival and departure time, terminal info, seat maps, and alerts for gate changes, delays, and cancellations. For the frequent flyer, it also gives you the option to make notes on specific flights, label frequent routes, and sync the app with flights on your mobile calendar. It also lets you set customized reminders before flights.
Also, FlightBoard – Sometimes, all you want is a simple flight board that lists arrivals and departures in a simple, easy-to-digest design. Luckily for travelers, that’s exactly the kind of straightforward information that FlightBoard offers for more than 1,400 airlines traveling to and from more than 16,000 airports, with updates made every few minutes. If the app’s appealingly old-school design looks familiar, that’s probably because it’s based on the flight board of Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport.
We hope this helps.