How Do You Track Live Flight Information?


Quick Answer

To track live flight information, use an online flight-tracking tool on websites such as FlightStats.com, FlightView.com or FlightAware.com. FlightView.com also offers mobile flight-tracking apps for use with Android and iPhone devices. Alternatively, several commercial airlines, including United Airlines and JetBlue, offer live flight tracking information on their websites.

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To track live flight information using any of the online flight-tracking websites, enter the flight's departure date and number, or departure and arrival airports, in the search box on the site's home page and press Search or Track Flight. Information about the flight includes its scheduled, actual and estimated departure and arrival times and a map showing the live geographical location of the plane along its flight path.

In order to track flights on a mobile device, visit FlightView.com to download its flight-tracking app. Track United Airlines flights by mousing over Travel Information on the United.com home page and navigating to Flight Status and Information. Then, enter the flight number or departure and arrival details to view live tracking information and flight status updates.

To track a flight live on JetBlue.com, select Manage Flights on the home page, and navigate to Check Flights Status. Enter the flight's departure and destination cities or number, and select Check Status to view information about the flight's scheduled, estimated and actual departure and arrival times. Select View Map to see the flight's geographical position. Select Get Alerts to receive flight status updates in the form of text messages, voice mails or emails.

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