FlightAware Flight Tracker Travel App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Travel
  • Publisher: FlightAware
  • Updated: Jun, 04 2009
  • Version: 3.3.2
  • Size: 12.98 MB

Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, HE, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish

Seller: FlightAware

-Stability improvements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
14 Ratings
All Versions:
13749 Ratings


Free, live flight tracker and flight status from FlightAware for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!

This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. It can also track general aviation (private, charter, etc) in the United States and Canada.

Search by aircraft registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. Tracking data includes complete flight details and full-screen maps with NEXRAD radar overlay.

Push notifications for flight departure/arrival info as well as cancellations, gate changes, delays, and diversions.

Customer Reviews

  • Great apps...let me pay for no ads!

    by Mark Chernis

    This app is just great but I HATE the ads. Please create an in app purchase option to get rid of them. Otherwise, really nicely done.

  • Love this App, but minor bugs

    by Vthiker

    I use this App all the time when I fly and love it. There is a bug, however with some displayed information on the iPad. When viewing airport delays in the landscape mode, the reason for the airport delay is cut off. If you have the iPad in portrait mode you can read the reason for the airport delay okay. Please fix. Thank you.

  • Good app but needs fix or update

    by weRtheborgUwillBassimilated

    Nice complement to using airlines own app. I can't set alerts for Facebook though, when I try to link my acct errors Unexpected result occurred. Please try again.

  • Everything I was looking for!

    by AppliKate

    Downloaded several flight tracking apps, and decided this one was the best. Love the push notifications, and find the in-flight location map fun to watch. Everything I wanted and more! Thank you!

  • Pro pilot

    by No list

    Awesome app! Quick, simple, easy to use. I just wish they offered a paid version with no adds.

  • Great app

    by southwest125

    I enjoy this app.


    by THR007

    I like this app, lots of great air travel info, but I'd like a NO ADS OPTION!

  • Cool app but fix share feature for Facebook

    by machestnut

    This app is pretty cool. I like the tracking but the share feature to Facebook gives a error code. It works fine with twitter. Please update and it will get five stars from me

  • No issues

    by John Holloway

    Why would anyone have an issue with this app?

  • Excellent & Powerfull

    by Million 123

    Very good App but if zoom in was there it would be perfect, all info boxes are tiny even in iPad, so very difficult to read. May be in next versionwe will be able to enlarge font size.

  • Invaluable

    by Siphon3D

    Great app to keep you up to date on your flight status. Never wonder if your loved ones flights made it in on time.

  • Amazing!

    by Luis-p

    Amazing app with full iOS native experience! Other apps just pull html sites but this app is different, it uses a native interface which makes it faster and a joy to use. Great job!

  • Great app!

    by glires

    Fun app to see what flights are overhead when taking a walk

  • Great App

    by B. Gray

    Great app when not at a computer.

  • Was terrific...

    by Tenxes

    ...now less terrific. My Airports no longer accepts entries, "for unknown reason". "Consider becoming a premium member." Ok, well, how exactly?

  • Informative App

    by Darren Carpenter

    This app is extremely informative. There's more information available at your fingertips than the average user may realize. As a recreational pilot, I've found it not only current but spot on with the level of detail with which one can research. Good on ya!!!!

  • Flight aware

    by Blachawks12

    This a GREAT app, I'm surprised they aren't charging for this app, I use it often, never any problems.

  • What happened??

    by Atomicbunnee

    I've been using this app for over a year, and have had no issues. That is until the update today (January 16, 2014), now all I get is a message "unexpected error, try again". Please fix!

  • Nice app

    by Qwvxjdosjnsksksnmsoapxknei

    It's a nice app lived it and helped me a lot

  • "Nearby" Feature Won't Work

    by heyitscaitlin

    I recently switched from a iPod 4 to an iPod 5, and on the 4 the "Nearby" feature, which allows me to view overhead flights, worked, but on the 5 it's broken. I only see a blank blue screen where the map and flights should be. I keep checking for a big fix update, but haven't seen one. Wish it worked.

  • Horrible, Horrible

    by IBBarbee

    No idea what is going on with this app and NO help offered! Bring back the old one.

  • Where are the major airports?!

    by MikeyG.

    Can't find the airport delays for ATL, DTW, BOS, or a number of other major US airports. What's the deal?

  • Ok but ...

    by JwenL77

    Cannot claim flight status to ANY commercial airline. It is missing Sri Lanka airlines, CMB as the airport there and Male in Maldives.

  • Crashes all the time

    by bcocheran

    This is a great app on the iPhone, not worth a darn on the iPad. I cannot even get it to open without crashing.

  • Crashes

    by ukexpat

    Current version crashes on start up.

  • Thank you very little

    by VT AJY GC

    Thank you for ruining an app that I count on everyday that I'm on the road traveling. Won't do anything after the update.

  • new update makes app not work

    by Pierre Z.

    worked fine before 01-15-2014 update. Now all I get is "unexpected error" an update is not an improvement unless the app is better for everyone.

  • Stopped Working

    by Dybcgu

    After update.

  • Updated on 1/16/14 and broke the app

    by Brandonphoto

    Doesn't work after latest update. I uninstalled and reinstalled and still have the same problem. "Unexpected result... Please try again..."

  • Poor performance

    by Golfing in Florida

    I just updated to version 3.3.1 and nothing works. Just get the message "an unexpected result was returned. Please try again". So I try again and get the same message.

  • New update

    by Ollie29

    Horrible update!!! It rendered the app unusable.. Nothing loads and keeps giving a message of " an unexpected result was returned please try again".. No matter what you do this message keeps popping up.. Wish I wouldn't of done the update!!!

  • Not working after update

    by Thomas Herr

    Just get error messages. Nice!

  • Ap Crashes with latest iOS 6.0.2

    by WhoDat615

    Ap is crashing when viewing airport activity maps. Ads are intrusive.

  • Broken

    by Dwainew

    Was happy to find the website. Installed this iPhone app to track the same flight and map showed location at lax instead of half way to chile. Uninstalled and went back to website.

  • Bad gate information

    by Laborrn2

    This app has led me to the wrong gate on my last two flights this week. It doesn't even get the terminal right. DO NOT USE!!

  • One problem

    by Jack1057

    Shuts down every time you try to track a flight to Asia or Australia. Otherwise it is a good app

  • Crash a lot

    by Taiwada

    The program is a bit useless as is crashes after keying in information

  • Wrong Info

    by JennieRS

    Sitting at Southwest Airline gate about to leave and app is still show wrong gate at other end of terminal and a departure time 12 mins AFTER actual. If u was running late, I'd be screwed.

  • Totally unreliable

    by PappaJay

    This app either crashes or doesn't retain information. Even the website is buggy. Don't waste time downloading it

  • Complete Botch

    by A southwest user

    Wrong flight info for Southwest. Cannot make heads or tails of the interface.

  • Crashes

    by RC454

    Crashes if View Flight Map is selected.

  • Great potential... but buggy

    by AnswerGuy

    Good data - better than what the airlines provide you. Notifications have always been clunky / confusing. Now they don't even seem to work. App also crashes a bit.

  • Crap

    by Eric101382

    Pretty much crap, after typing info in and hitting search crashes. Useless

  • User Interface is awful, makes this app mostly unusable

    by Freethought

    This app could be very good, but it suffers from a horrible user interface. The data you are most interested in is crammed into an endlessly-shrinking series of sliding panels which serve no purpose except to hide the maps and other data about the flights you want to view. Why the designers made the app work this way is inexplicable. No other app I have seen uses this awful and user-hostile UI, and for a good reason. It is just bad interface design and nothing can excuse it in an app that should put the focus on flight data front and center. The Web app for FlightAware is much better than getting the same data through this app. Unless and until the developers install a decent user interface for this app, don't bother. It needs a wholesale re-design to be useful. As it is, this app,isn't worth the trouble.

  • Crashes

    by Jonnytrackstar122456

    When viewing flights to Asian countries, the app crashes.

  • Ok, but

    by Medchem1

    Crashes on trans pacific flights.

  • Much appreciated!

    by AlphaGram

    After trying several other flight trackers, downloaded FlightAware and am absolutely delighted with it. It provided excellent tracking and info on a family member's flight on 12/21. Noted that flight being diverted to another airport before the airline posted info on its website. Includes good info on airport delays and airport activity. Great app. Thanks!

  • Crashes

    by Ghshtfdbkrd nkreg

    Crashed everytime i tried to track flight via map.

  • Very Useful

    by Random Scribbler

    Very useful, and the price can't be beat!

  • Update this app

    by chivatiolowks

    I work in the airline industry and this app is useful. However sometimes it's not accurate in terms of time or flight destination. Please update with new information so that everything is accurate and it tracks better

  • crashes now

    by k.pipifax

    Used to be great- now, for the past few weeks, it crashes everytime I try to click on flight details. Happens on both iPad and iPhone... which makes the app useless.

  • Bombs on searches

    by John DeConquer

    Not IOS7 compatible. Useless until fixed.

  • Crashes

    by IHD60

    Great App ... If only it wouldn't crash ever time I try to track a flight...

  • Buggy app

    by policy907

    A lot of fixing needed.

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