The Essentials

Cool Flight Tracker Apps

Okay, I admit it: I’m an aviation geek, but there are now apps on the market to appeal to your hidden aviation geekdom.


There are three very cool flight tracker apps to help you on just about every airline you might be flying.


There’s FlightAware. You can track the real-time flight information and location of every commercial flight worldwide.


Flightradar24 not only tracks any airplane in the sky that air traffic controllers are watching, but it also will tell you the airline’s name, where it is coming from, where it’s going, the age of the plane, and its current altitude.


And finally, Flight Board lists up to date information on 1,400 airlines flying to or from 16,000 airports.