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How do you use a flight status tracker?

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To use a flight status tracker, enter the flight number or departure and arrival airports, and the departure date in the search box to locate the flight. Flight status updates include scheduled, estimated and actual departure and arrival times. Some sites also include a map showing the flight's real-time location.

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How do you use a flight status tracker?
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Most commercial airlines offer customers an online flight status update service. Flight Status often appears as a tab on the airline's website or within a section headed "My Travel" or "Travel Information". Additionally, many airlines offer flight status updates by text messages, voice mails or emails, to customers that register for the service.

FlightStats.com, FlightView.com and FlightAware.com are examples of independent sites that offer flight status updates and real-time flight tracking covering commercial flights around the world. To track a flight on an independent flight-tracking site, enter the airline name, flight number or airports, and departure date in the search box on the home page, and click on Search. FlightStats and FlightAware searches open up a page of flight status updates with a map showing the flight's real-time location. FlightView opens a page showing just the flight status information. If the flight's status is "In Air", click on this to view a map showing the flight's live progress.

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