One of the handy helpers that the internet has brought us is the ability to track airline flights via sites like Flight Arrivals and Flight View. No more arriving at the airport to find that the flight will be three hours late.*
New on this front is FlightAware. They claim
Founded in March of 2005, FlightAware is the first company to offer free flight tracking for both private and commercial air traffic in the United States. FlightAware’s proprietory flight arrival time algorithms combined with our powerful, intuitive, and reliable web-based interface yield the most capable and useful flight tracking application on the Internet.
I just gave this a quick test drive and it is pretty nifty with lots of info available. The registration was a pain but, then, that’s a good reason to have a pseudonymous email account. One downside of this service today is poor to non-existent international tracking.
As usual, your mileage may vary. Check’m out.
Via A Guy In New York.
*Though you need to check early because flights can be 45 minutes early as we found out a while back. We checked about an hour before arrival and found out the plane was landing in 12 minutes and it was going to be a 40 minute drive to the airport.