In this age of globalisation almost everyone of us travels around using a Flight. And very often these flights are subject to delays and disruptions due to bad weather, strikes and several other reasons.

So how will to check this, will you always need to call the airlines officials and ask them about your tentative flight or will you be dependent upon various news channels for this?

Well the answer to this question is No. There are some other very easy and simplistic ways too, which you could use for this purpose, 5 Apps of which are mentioned below.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

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FlightAware Flight Tracker is an app which is available for both most common smartphone platforms (i.e. Android and iOS) and is capable to track the live status of your flight status, location and other details. It allows you to keep a track of real-time flight status along with enabling you to see the live map tracking any commercial flight globally and a general aviation (i.e. a private plane, a charter plane) in USA and Canada.

Pros

  • Now you could track any Flight by registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code.
  • The Tracking Data is highly detailed and includes complete flight details as well as full-screen maps supported and developed by NEXRAD radar.
  • Users could also receive live push notifications for flight alerts, airport details, flight delays and more.

Cons

  • Live Flight Tracking via NEXRAD radar on maps consume a lot of Mobile DATA so make sure you use this app on a Wi-Fi network.

Download – Android or iOS

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FlightTrack 5

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FlightTrack 5 enables its users to easily access almost all flight and airport related details on their Android and iOS devices. You just need to create a Tripdeck account and then you are ready to access all the details of your proposed flight (i.e. flight delay status, flight duration, reasons of delay, flight arrival, airport status etc.). Its absolutely free for Android users however it does cost Rs.300 to iOS device users.

Pros

  • Adds your future proposed travel flights to calendar to be automatically monitored.
  • Push notification/alerts of the flight you checked for are sent on your device even if the app is closed.
  • The maps used are beautiful, live and could be zoomed in to have a precise view of the location.

Cons

  • Many users have reported to receive delayed notifications of their proposed flights.
  • The app tends to lag sometimes even on average/good network connections.

Download – Android or iOS

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FlightBoard

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FlightBoard is an app which offers the simplest data relating to the arrival and departures or Flights from more than 1400 airlines and 3000 airports worldwide. So if you are in search of the most simplistic app which could basically convert your smartphone or tablet into an flight arrival/departure board then this is the app for you.

Pros

  • Automatic status updates in every 5 mins.
  • Optimized for various Smartphone and tablet screens and screen rotations.

Cons

  • The app is just a basic one so you can’t expect it to display flight delay status/time.
  • The Gate information provided by the app is often wrong so its better to ignore this info.

Download – Android or iOS

FlightView Free Flight Tracker

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FlightView lets you track upcoming and in-air flights all over the world. The app has been designed by developed by the leaders in Flight Tracking the whole world. You could even forward your flight ticket confirmation emails and FlightView will automatically load the flight details of the proposed date in its database and start the tracking automatically from that date.

Pros

  • The app gives you driving direction to the airport and also reminds you to take the necessary items for the flight which you previously saved as a reminder.
  • You can search and save flight details of upto 350 days in advance and save it for future search.
  • You can check the current flight path and weather conditions of the following region.

Cons

  • In the most recent update the app tends to open up on its own.

Download – Android or iOS

Flightradar24 (For Android, iOS)

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Flightradar24 is an app which is both educational and entertaining for the users. The app lets you track the flight live on Map using radar. Using Augmented Reality View, which enables your device to identify the planes flying overhead once you point and click through your Smartphone’s camera.

Pros

  • You could see planes moving in real-time
  • You could see Flight number and path by tapping on a particular flight
  • You could filter various flights by duration, path, speed and altitude.
  • Having complete user-friendly design.

Cons

  • Pop-up ads are often very much annoying.

Download – Android or iOS

Conclusion

Above I have brought together the best and simplest 5 apps you could use to check details of your Flight and Airport details at very much ease. However I personally recommend Flightradar24 due to its very interactive and highly user-friendly design. However we do appreciate your views and comments in the comments section below.