How Do You Track an Airflight?


Quick Answer

FlightAware allows you to track any commercial or private flight in the U.S. and 50 other countries across the world. To find a flight, simply enter its airline flight number, or search for a flight by the city of origin and destination. You can also browse all active flights by operator, aircraft type or airport.

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FlightAware offers an interactive live map allowing you to view all the flights that are currently airborne, much like an air traffic controller would. Hovering your mouse over an airplane icon on the map will reveal a brief summary of the flight's origin, destination and aircraft type, as well as its most recent altitude and airspeed. By clicking on the airplane icon, you can access more details about the flight, including its progress along its route and its scheduled arrival time. This mode also allows you to see past records for the same flight number, letting you see recent flights for regularly scheduled services.

The flight tracker is also very useful for getting information about flight delays and cancellation for any airport in the U.S. Also, its "MiseryMap" offers a quick overview of difficult weather conditions and other causes of flight delays and cancellations for the continental United States.

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