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Anyone Try The Trip.com Flight Tracker?  
User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Trip.com has a cool flight tracker. You can track random flights, or specific ones. If you sign up for the free flight tracker pro membership, you can see all arrivals for a 2 or 4 hour window for any airport in the country, complete with info such as aircraft, airline, origin, and if the plane has not landed yet, it will tell you alititude, airspeed, etc.. Give it a try! Tell me what you think!

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

I think you'll find that a lot of us on the forum have used the trip.com's flight tracker. It is actually quite popular and very useful, especially when family and friends are flying in.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineRaddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

It's great. My parents were flying in for a visit, and the tracker gave me the exact time the plane landed. Estimating taxi to the terminal time, baggage claim time, and the cab ride over, I was able to meet them at their hotel just as they reached the check in desk. It was amazing.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

It is invaluable because it has info about takeoff slots before the airlines themselves sometimes get them (especially during w/x delays with 30-40 aircraft in line).

My dad has called me from the runway at JFK or ORD on multiple occasions to find out when his takeoff slots were.


User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I found "flightarrivals.com" to be also quite helpful...
Check it out....was able to get a better idea of what to expect the day I flew...



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User currently offlineC172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

That site is really cool, everyone should check it out.

User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Are the times they give you for scheduled flights really the slots? Oh and yes I've used it...I was addicted to it when I first found it! 

~N960AS


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

The "scheduled take-off time" is the slot?
I didn't know that. I like trip.com flight tracker. I have never had to use it to meet someone, but it could come in very handy. It is off a few minutes, btw. I have sat in my office watching flights coming into DCA, and I have checked FT for accuracy. On final approach it's off 2-5 minutes. But that's not a criticism, just an observation.




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User currently offlineAa777dr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Use it when friends and relatives are flying in. Sometimes their time is more accurate than the airlne's.

User currently offlineMach2 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

I have found that the trip.com's flight tracker is excellent! Its estimated arrival times are more accurate than the airlines'!

User currently offlineCOA Captain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1464 times:

I've tried it with my brother's flight before. It was sort of accurate. I called him when the tracker said they were 30 minutes away and he had just landed.

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