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Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!  
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Sorry for wasting everyone's time but I just really need to whine about this because I just spend half an hour looking for a flight tracker that A) is free B) includes arrivals in Whitehorse, Yukon C) Does domestic flights in Canada and preferably also transatlantic flights to Canada, and D) somewhat accurate. I haven't found a damn thing. Flytecomm is sofar the only one I can find that is of any use at all to me, but it is so far off on arrival times here at YXY it's ridiculous, plus it will show a flight but then I go back a week later to check the same flight and it wont show it! Im getting soo frustrated with this shit I'm about to give up trying to find arrival times here which makes going out to take pics pointless because we only have a few flights a day so you need to know when flights are due in so you know when to go out there otherwise you could be sitting on yer arse for 2 hours with no action at all...



CanadianNorth


What could possibly go wrong?
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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

At least it's more than we've got in Europe!

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 1):
At least it's more than we've got in Europe!

Only being able to find one that has here, and having that be very unreliable, we might aswell have none here I wouldn't know the diff...


And the worst part is there are so many that claim to have all commercial flights over Canada and the US... if Whitehorse aint in yer list you do not have that, and I've heard you can be sued for false advertising...



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

I sympathise. It's better not to have your hopes raised and then dashed. At least no-one raised out hopes over here.

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Altho the airnav crap did pick up flights for Heathrow... and it does pick up all the airports in the UK, but doesnt show the flights  Sad

You'll have a hard time finding a decent tracker that's free



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

well why dont you stop being a tight git and subscribe to a service? Do you really expect to be able to track flights for free?


That'll teach you
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
well why dont you stop being a tight git and subscribe to a service? Do you really expect to be able to track flights for free?

DC-10


User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Yeah.. what flight tracking options are available to those outside of North america say Europe,Asia, Oceania, etc.?


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Free? Hell no, not gonna happen.  no 

The live feed those companies get from the FAA costs $$$, and it is delayed IIRC 5 minutes for security reasons.


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