How Soon Before a Flight Should the Flight Information Be Entered Into FlightAware?


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For up-to-date details on flight schedules, FlightAware suggests entering flight information between 30 minutes and 24 hours before a flight's departure as this is when the site normally receives the flight plan and can confirm a flight as scheduled. Recheck regularly as FlightAware refreshes data several times a minute.

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FlightAware's aircraft tracking and status data normally has a 30-second delay, with the delay for some U.S flight data extending to five minutes due to government regulations. Travelers use FlightAware's services for a number of purposes including tracking flights live, viewing a flight's geographical location and checking flight status. To track a flight, a traveler enters the flight number, airport or city on FlightAware.com's homepage.

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