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How do you track airline flights with a cell phone?

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View flight information and status updates by signing up for a participating airline's text or email alert, or by signing up for an airline mobile phone app. Delta, United, Southwest and American Airlines are among the airlines that provide flight-tracking apps you can download to your mobile phone.

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To download Delta's mobile phone app, go to the Delta website and click on the Mobile Apps link at the bottom left-hand corner of the home page. Click on the Download For iPhone, Download For Android or Download For Windows Phone buttons to gain access to the app. Features of the flight app include flight status and travel itinerary. United's mobile app also displays flight itinerary and status. The app is available for iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows phones.

In addition to mobile phone apps, some airlines also provide a texting and email service that sends notifications on flight statuses and changes in itineraries. For example, Southwest Airlines has a sign-up page on its website where you can enter your flight information and opt to receive updates about that flight via either phone or email. The sign-up page also has an alert schedule where you can choose the amount of time within which you want to be alerted.

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