Knowing the details of your flight is important. You have spent a lot of time searching, comparing and purchasing your flight, and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. It is frustrating when you get to your gate to board a plane, just to see that it has been delayed or cancelled. Staying at the airport and playing the waiting game is not a good use of time, but it can be prevented. There are many ways to track the status of your flight, and it is a good idea to look before leaving your home or hotel to make sure everything is running smoothly.

In this day and age, technology can be a huge help in tracking your flight. There is one application you can get on your phone called FlightView. This app is one that gives you every detail about your flight that you would ever need. You put in your flight information (airline, flight code, time and date), and it will take you to the different flights that meet that criteria. It will show you where your flight originates, and the airport where it will be coming from before it comes to you. You can set your phone to notify you of when your flight is, as well as look at the weather for both your departure location and your arrival location, so you can plan for your trip. This app of course tells you the status of your flight, whether it is on time, delayed or cancelled. Not only will it tell you about your specific flight, but also it will tell you about the status of any airport you want. That way you can plan if you can get another flight if something happens to your flight. This app gives you every piece of information that you need to know, and if something does happen to your flight, you can plan for something different. This app is free, and earned 4.5/5 stars.

Another app you can use is called FlightAware, which is similar to FlightView. You can use this on a computer or download the application for this tool. This application will tell you which planes are better to catch, and which planes are having problems, giving you a piece of mind. This app of course will tell you the status of your flight, and the on-time record of the specific flight, so you can see how reliable this flight is. This app received 3/5 stars.

A more traditional route you can take is that you can call the airport and ask your airline directly, but this may take a longer amount of time than checking online or on an application on your phone. The way you track your flight can vary depending on your resources. You can go to the airport’s website, or the airline’s website to track your flight. You need to have flight information to check this way, and on the apps or websites you can usually put in all the information you know, and find the flight you’re looking for. It all comes down to preference, but the best ways to find your flight is online, on an app, or calling the airport.