767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4836 times:
I am looking for a good, free, flight tracker that you guys might know about. I am using the typical yahoo and RLMSoftware Flightview and was curious if there were any others out there that you guys recommend.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12845 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:
If the flight is within the U.S., I recommend using Google and typing in the airline and flight number (i.e., for United flight 17, type "UA 17"). It brings up a list of free flight trackers, and I recommend fboweb.com. It gives you good info, the map is great, and, IMO the best feature -- you can zoom the map in to literally be able to see almost exactly where the plane is flying over; it also updates automatically every minute or two.
I don't know of any Euro trackers, although http://flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight can track European flights. In the "Flight Identifier" field, type the ICAO code of the airline, followed by the flight number, with no spaces. To find the arrivals to a non-US and Canada airport, type the ICAO code into the "Arrival Airport" field. For US airports, only IATA codes are necessary. Probably more info than you needed, but oh well.
Knope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3256 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4117 times:
Until very recently there was a good tracker at cheaptickets.com (the former trip.com flight tracker) but they dropped it. I e-mailed them asking what happend to it and where I could find it, and they just sent back a smarmy promo letter about their site.
Does anyone know if this same services is linked through a different page? Among other things that I miss about it was the easy ability to track flights of even the smallest airlines. I know flightcomm does too, but I just don't like the flytecomm map.
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4032 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10): I have noticed that flytecomm tends to have the tiny prop cargo airlines on their site.
All the 'serious' trackers do, and the main airlines' flights show up the same in all of them. Unfortunately many foreign ones dont show up becasue they get blocked by the FAA. SUpposedly because those flight codes are used by military flights.. . That's what someone who tracks flights for a hobby said.
Dirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3943 times:
I've been using AirNav Live Flight Tracker for about 4 years, tried all the rest, and they are by far the best ones out there. It's a Windows stand alone program (much powerful than a web tracker) with an outstanding interface and best of all very cheap...just $14.95 per month for up to 60 hours usage compared to 10 hours others give you.
Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3931 times:
I use fboweb's $14.95/month tracking. It is great! Airport summaries, area tracking, visual tracking, flight alert systems, and basic tracking. It can track any civil craft that has filed an IFR flight plan. I highly reccomend it! I also use flytecomm's airport summaries. The maps also have dopplar overlay, and most self-update. It is a great tracker for business jets, cargo, passenger, and civilian traffic.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 3855 times:
I have a quick question about flytecomm. Where my doppler photo should be, a message appears saying: "Authorization Error: You are using a firewall which blocks page referral information from our server OR The website you are using is not authorized to use this service." I have tried changing setting on my firewall, but with no luck. Has this happened to anyone else, and does anyone have any advice on how to fix this?