JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
I've been looking to, I have tried everything!!! The airline websites don't have one, and I have looked for a long time. Do Europeans track flights or do you just look at the times. I can't find any trackers!
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
The CAA was about to launch an online flight tracker linked to ATC with registrations and all other details in 2001. This I believe was put on hold after the events of 9/11, and I haven't seen anything since.
A lot of people in the UK use ACARS which covers most aircraft with full information, and is transmitted directly from the aircraft so is usually more accurate.
JumpJet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Seriously, NoelG, can you please explain in laymans terms just what ACARS is? I've also been wondering where this info is available and whether a non-aviation savage such as me can look into these things. Also, just what is "Flight Explorer" and is there a link please?
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4001 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
Just a warning about Flight Explorer before you all pull your credit cards out. The subscription price isn't per month or anything like that, it's for x amount of minutes connected the server. I think it's something like £25 for 100 minutes usage.
To me, that's an absolute rip-off and I personally wouldn't touch Flight Explorer with a very long stick!
It really does depend how desperate you are to keep track of UK flights.