We all hate it but it happens. Flights get delayed, rescheduled, or worse canceled. And you don’t want to find out about that after you checkout from the hotel and reach the airport. In these days, having at least one flight tracker app in your smart phone I’d say is a must. Why wouldn’t you, if you already have the smart phone? Below are few FREE flight tracker apps you can use to keep updated on your flight status updates.
iTunes Rating: 4.5/5
Google Play Rating: 4/5
This free app has paid versions, but the free version will give you the the upcoming and in-air flight information you need, as well as status alert push notifications. Buy the paid version if those ads at the bottom are too annoying for your taste. Reviews for this app seem to be on the positive side mostly.
iTunes Rating: 3/5
Google Play Rating: 3.5/5
Gain real time flight status updates, as well as map view of commercial airlines routes around the world. It also supports push notifications for flight status, which is pretty convenient. Some reviews however on both iPhone and Android do seem to share similar experience of incorrect data, so beware if you’re going to use it.
iTunes Rating: 4/5
Part of the amazing service from TripIt, which automates creation of your itinerary simply by forwarding your reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will allow you to quickly check the flight status. It is not clear however whether the free version of TripIt sends flight notifications, but if you’re on TripIt Pro plan, then you will get push notifications for flight info, alongside airfare savings you might be entitled to.
Serious about travel? Got 5 Bucks to Spare?
The $4.99 FlightTrack app for iPhone and Android comes loaded with features. The app covers real time status updates for gates, cancellations and delays in more than 16,000 airports worldwide, and 1,400 airlines. The app can sync with your calendar, help you find alternate flights, and even work in offline mode when inside the airplane. The sad news is, that $4.99 version still doesn’t include the push notification feature, which is more important than the bulk of added ones. For that, you will need the FlightTrack Pro $9.99 version.
So our suggestion is, stick with a free app if you’re a light traveler. Check your flight status once or twice on day and day before of your flight, until you’re sure notifications are serving you like they should.