Don't bother with the app. FlightAware's website is far more interactive and offers a much richer user experience than the app. The mobile website provides you with more information, laid out in an easier to digest manner. It's as if FlightAware hired an A-level team to do their website, then paid a bunch of low-rate contractors to write an app that scrapes the website for data and then presents a limited set of that data.
This used to be my favorite flight tracking app, nice display, very accurate and now it doesn't work any more at all. I can't track a flight today as the date is stuck on yesterday and I couldn't find a place to alter it. So even though the flight is in the air, it states it landed yesterday. It does display it on the map though but without a little plane. Just a line that I am not sure updates ... Really a bummer. Can u guys pls fix this ? Such a neat app
App works, but they are offering Widgets for the phone home screens that don't really work. You have to completely reset the widgets to update the flights. Additionally, the sample screen for the airport status shows a map, but that is not actually available when you try to use the widget. Would like to see some online support for these features and to make them more useful. They also take up way too much space for no reason. 4x2 on the screen, but the content only shows in a 4x1 space. There is just dead space above and below.
The app is pretty good. The radio buttons which are supposed to segregate general aviation from commercial don't work. However if you track arrivals as I do there is a workaround. Instead of using the airport tab use the route tab. Input originating Airport and arrival Airport for the route. It will list multiple flights over several dates but at least one will be able to track a specific flight that is of interest.
the scrolling of the flight info is extremely annoying. for example, when looking at all arrivals for an airport, i have to wait for arrival times to scroll across the page for each flight. it would be better to have the departure time and arrival time display fixed and not scrolling continuously.
Necessity for any traveler! I couldn't fly without this app. So simple to use and way more informative than the airline. Has helped me numerous times when my flights have been delayed, and the alert feature helps not only me but my family and friends who are meeting me at the airport or just want to track my flight!
* Update databases
* Force TLS 1.2 encryption
* Fix display of terminals and gates
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