I’ve had early/beta access to a new iOS flight tracker that just launched. It is called Flighty. So far in the few weeks I’ve been playing with it, I’ve been rather impressed. There is a ton of information available, and the interface is prettier that some past trackers I’ve used. There are lots of functional tools for travelers, and some goodies for the avgeeks. Want a tail number? It’s in there, along with inbound flight tracking.
Here is a link to the app.
Back in the day, I was a fan of Flight Track Pro. I’ve tried to find some replacements, including Trip Case, but nothing really was that good for my needs/wants. I tried MyFlights for a while, then it stopped working. Flighty seems to fill in the gap in flight trackers very well.
An Introduction to Flighty
As mentioned, I have had a few weeks to evaluate Flighty in Beta prior to it’s official launch. The creators reached out to a few of us at Travel Codex to test it out, along with hundreds of other testers.
Flighty’s creators describe it like this: “
Here are three key features:
- Push Notifications. There are a multitude of notifications available. These are pretty customizable, depending on how much information you might want before or during travel.
- Inbound plane tracking. This is a really nice feature which helps provide some warning if delays are on the horizon, certainly faster than most airlines are willing to admit to in advance. I found this very useful for domestic flights, but on foreign carriers, there didn’t seem to be as much advance information.
- Design. I find the design to be simple, but effective, and easy to find information needed at a glance.
What Features Are Available on Flighty?
(Direct from press kit)
How Much Does Flighty Cost?
My Thoughts on Flighty
Other than getting early access to the app, I haven’t received any benefit from the creators. I’ve written about several other similar apps, but until now, nothing seems to suit my needs. I really like the highly functional and clean look of Flighty. I’m notoriously stingy about paying for most apps, but I may make an exception for this one. I’ve found it a nice help when traveling, and I think I’d like to keep it longer term.
Give it a try, and see if it works for your needs.