CanadianNorth
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Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:04 am

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...



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David L
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:11 am

At least it's more than we've got in Europe!
 
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:54 am

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...



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David L
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:38 am

I sympathise. It's better not to have your hopes raised and then dashed. At least no-one raised out hopes over here.
 
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:53 am

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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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:28 am

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?
 
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:40 am

 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?

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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:03 pm

Yeah.. what flight tracking options are available to those outside of North america say Europe,Asia, Oceania, etc.?
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RE: Flight Trackers = Absolutely Useless!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:53 am

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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