crogalski
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JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:42 am

The IT guys at jetblue just put up a really cool new live flight tracking program, using google maps.

http://www.jetblue.com/flightstatus/...FlightOrgn=&FlightDestn=&x=35&y=13

Click "View Map" under DEPARTED.

If it's landed, try another flight  Smile
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:45 am

wow

cool

Cheers jetblue
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:46 am

Eh... don't love it. I wish they would use the old interface with the flight status, speed, altitude etc...

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:46 am

That's pretty awesome. Too bad it wasn't WN though.  duck 
 
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:54 am

Amazing. Now that's what a live flight map should look like.

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 2):
Eh... don't love it. I wish they would use the old interface with the flight status, speed, altitude etc...

There's a little arrow at the bottom that if you click it, the altitude (as well as the departure time and arrival) is shown.

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:22 am

Thats pretty neat. I've done a google maps stuff before, and I've seen the FBOWeb Google Earth stuff thats neat too.
 
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:28 am

Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Where's it going? What's the route it's following? Speed? Altitude? No distinction among all the waypoints shown as to where from and where to. Just a generic "it's about halfway there, if I can find Boston on here".

I don't think Flightaware's or Flytecomm's folks are likely going to lose any sleep over this mediocre feature.
 
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 6):
Speed? Altitude

Well, it kinda shows that

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 6):
No distinction among all the waypoints shown as to where from and where to

Kinda tells you where its going from and too, and i dont know ANY airline flight trackers like this that show waypoints. Stop complaining. A airline has come up with a interesting gimmick, and its cool
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:33 am

Nothing special at all. Delta's been doing this for a month or two now on their website - only difference is they use the map option, JetBlue uses the satellite map option.
 
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
Nothing special at all. Delta's been doing this for a month or two now on their website - only difference is they use the map option, JetBlue uses the satellite map option.

Actually you can also use the map too, as well as the hybrid.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 6):
Where's it going? What's the route it's following? Speed? Altitude? No distinction among all the waypoints shown as to where from and where to. Just a generic "it's about halfway there, if I can find Boston on here".

Altitude is shown. And there are many distinctions - all types of towns and cities clearly labeled.

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:34 am

Quoting WJCANDEE (Reply 6):
Just a generic "it's about halfway there, if I can find Boston on here".

Generic?? Then how come I can tell you that as of approximately 7:30pm EST that Flight 1085 is over a river just south of NC Route 136 (Mooresville Rd), Near Davidson, NC. If you Zoom in you can see alot of detail. If I knew the area I could tell you an actual town.
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:57 am

I don't really care what kind of fru-fru stuff B6 puts on their site until they decide that flight schedules might be a nice thing to provide! I have sent messages to them and I still find it hard to believe that an airline doesn't think customers want to know future flight information...

(Just today I have FINALLY discovered a route to the B6 Online, as well as the downloadable, flight schedules but it couldn't possibly be more convoluted or time-consuming. A very strange situation from an airline that I like very much...)

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:46 am

Quoting SANFan (Reply 11):

http://www.jetblue.com/help/timetables/ is that what you were talking about?
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:53 am

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 9):
Actually you can also use the map too, as well as the hybrid.

You can use the satellite on Delta's too, as well as the hybrid. The map is just default. Same thing. Delta did it first.
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:45 pm

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 13):
Delta did it first.

I can't even find it on the Delta website when trying to track a flight.

What good is such a feature if you can't readily access it?

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:57 pm

Quoting Trekster (Reply 7):
i dont know ANY airline flight trackers like this that show waypoints

Flightaware shows all the waypoints in a box to the right of the map.

And don't tell me to "stop complaining". You think it's cool? Great. I don't. I like the information that is provided on a site like flightaware. Apparently, you don't need it. Opinions are like... You're entitled to yours. Don't you dare tell me that I'm not entitled to mine.

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:34 am

JetBluefan1, its not that hard to find. Just go to www.delta.com, on the left hand side near the bottom of the page, you will see 'Flight Status', enter in your city pair or flight number, hit 'Go' then under 'Status', click on the 'Inflight'.

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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:04 am

I kinda like Delta's better where they show the flightplan on the map also.

I was jut seaching to see if any airborne a/c were holding and how that will show on the map. I guess that I'll just have to wait for some bad weather to track that.
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:41 pm

I thought it was a cool flight tracker but I don't like Google at all!
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:20 am

Quoting SJUboeingGirl (Reply 18):
thought it was a cool flight tracker but I don't like Google at all!

Why not, do you know a better site that shows satellite maps?
 
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting Greenguy01 (Reply 17):
I kinda like Delta's better where they show the flightplan on the map also.

it is a cool feature, but I think 80%-90% of the people that use it aren't going to really care about the flight plan...
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RE: JetBlue Unveils New Live Flight Tracking

Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 14):

I can't even find it on the Delta website when trying to track a flight.

What good is such a feature if you can't readily access it?

Hmm... you must not be looking too hard. Simply go to www.delta.com and type in your flight number in the Flight Status box which is on the homepage. Not that hard if you ask me!
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