MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

A Real Flight Tracker

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A few weeks ago, I was preparing to leave a dinner party to pick up my sister at the airport, when Artur Bergman suggested I check Flight Aware rather than the airline website. JetBlue had her coming in at 10 p.m., but Flight Aware showed the flight somewhere over eastern Nevada. I took his word for it, and showed up at the airport closer to 11, just as her flight was landing. What a relief to find good flight info, instead of being condemned to what is surely an inner ring of hell, circling the airport indefinitely. (Artur has a great post on the O'Reilly radar here.)