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FlightAware’s Redesigned Flight Tracking Page

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FlightAware is excited to announce our new flight tracking page, our largest redesign to the flight page in our 12 year history. We’ve kept all the same important content and mapping features as we spent almost a year re-designing it to be easier to understand and more usable. (flightaware.com) More...

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dbaker
Daniel Baker 25
Thanks everyone for catching bugs and the great feedback! We were serious when we said we wanted your insight to help make the new page perfect.
duch26x
duch26x 1
Hello Daniel, did I just miss it or what happened to the link to view all flights for a particular company.
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
It's on the right side next to the map under "Airline Information" -- the link is "all flights"
duch26x
duch26x 1
I notice it now for the airlines but not for non-airlines (i.e. LXJ, EJA, LBQ)
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
Good catch, we'll fix it.
duch26x
duch26x 1
Thanks
joelwiley
joel wiley 5
Thanks for changing the font colors in the top menu. Aging eyeballs appreciate it.
jimp9106
james pomerville 5
Photo's of the individual Aircraft are gone, Just photos of the "Top" models are displayed. Hope that gets fixed.
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
Are you referring to an airline or non-airline flight?
Muchits
Muchits 5
Daniel I believe he is referring to airline flights. For example if I search flight information for N672DL I get that flight info but a picture of N633DL shows up. In the old format, a picture of the specific ship would be visible.

By the way thanks for all your work on things Daniel, I know you all are working to improve flight tracking and I'm sure there will be some growing pains. It's great that you are on the forum and accesible. I do have a question: On the old flight tracking pages the aircraft type would be in italics until FlightAware received the flight plan. I don't see that feature in the latest tracking. Is there another way to ascertain when the actual flight planed route, altitude, and speed have been input into the system and received by FlightAware from the FAA versus just the canned route that is proposed by the FlightAware system?

Best regards,
Joe
jimp9106
james pomerville 1
Muchits is correct ,That is what I am referring to. Thank You
pclifton
Philip Clifton 5
Thanks for the clarification. This is a known issue we're working on now - when tracking an airline flight using the tail #, the photo thumbnail doesn't work as expected. We should have it fixed in the next day or so.
Muchits
Muchits 1
Thanks Philip, are you all working on a means for us to see when the flight plan has actually been filed with the FAA?
dbaker
Daniel Baker 2
Yes, thank you for catching that.
Muchits
Muchits 1
Thanks Daniel, keep us posted on the progress!
jimp9106
james pomerville 1
Awesome,Thank you
bbabis
Bill Babis 5
It's like jumping in a new airplane. It's uncomfortable for awhile until you find where everything is and can go to it in your sleep. Then it feels like a cozy home. Keep up the good work FA!
VlasicJr
Louis Vlasic 3
I love FlightAware.
magician176
Edward De Bruin 3
Daniel, thank you and the other guys for making this a wonderful and pleasurable site to use!
jaypek
Phil Knox 3
When tracking a particular flight #, is it possible to include the tail # of the a/c as well? I have always expected to see this information!
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
On both the old and new versions, we display the tail number for PiAware feeders or commercial customers.

http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
http://flightaware.com/commercial/premium/
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
Why not extend this feature for all users, Daniel?
nobleord
Bryan Opalka 1
I agree... if you can show the aircraft owner why not the actual tail number? Would save a trip to Flight Stats where I currently go to get a tail number for a flight.
spmwildcat
Shean Monahan 3
Very nice improvements; a better presentation of the data from a readability perspective.

Unrelated to the new page I have noticed an issue associated with the tracking of some flights. I'm not sure what a solution would be. Occasionally there are two flights airborne at the same time with the same flight number. It's usually because a terminal leg is sufficiently delayed to be in the air when the next day initial leg takes off. The system tracking defaults to the newest leg, but draws some interesting routes and computes some interesting flight times.

I have noticed it most with ANZ1. Recently ANZ1 left London on the way to LAX when ANZ1 from LAX to Auckland was still in the air (normal as this flight is chronically late). It computed the flight time from London to Auckland at 55 minutes. I wouldn't mind being on that flight.
bcfd29
Pete Schecter 3
very sharp, clean, and intuitive layout. well done!
jkcooney
Joseph Cooney 3
Wonderful improvements in the Tracking Page info. Much easier to navigate.
gerardogodoy
gerardo godoy 3
I use it constantly, great job gentlemen.
A6SEA
Bill Butler 3
When I was Operations Officer of a Squadron that operated from Carriers, I learned one thing early on. People don't like change. But change can be good. Give it a chance. It's no different from the first day you signed on tp Flight Aware.
ltcolfourwheeler
I run a resource group "The Lord's Air Force" and the improvements make it easier to use and understand. We have Missionaries flying out from various locations around the world.
RonBurgundy
Ron Burgundy 2
What happened to "X miles down, X miles to go"? I can no longer see it on the flight tracking page. Thank you.
nobleord
Bryan Opalka 2
In aviator mode, the airline info and flight data jump down to display under the map rather than on the right side where the other data is displayed. Is this by design?
RRKen
Kenneth Schmidt 2
I noticed now that FA no longer logs recent look-ups. Yesterday's activities still show, but none of today's activity showed up. Also the use of three letter airport identifiers may be acceptable in the US, but overseas that does not work(EGLL versus LHR). The old version showed both.
dbaker
Daniel Baker 3
We'll fix the recent activity. As far as ICAO codes, click the settings icon and you can enable that.
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 2
Additional feedback: The use of space on the new layout is poor. More scanning and page scrolling is needed to view the same information as before. Please work to "pack" the information in to a more easily read format. Again, change for the sake of change is not improvement.
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
Not everyone pulls up the page on a cell phone. There appears to be a widespread trend to tailor site to that platform.
eburnett
erich burnett 1
Did you take away the feature “where’s my plane now?”
ayebee
Ivan Blakely 1
I am not a commercial user but something of an enthusiast who has an interest in an occasional flight. Since I get it for free I can hardly complain and of course it is completely your business to do as you see fit.
I will continue to visit as I find the squawks & pics of interest, but for tracking and flight history etc, FA is now trailing other offerings for types like me.
ah6oy
Jim DeTour 1
Using iphone and ipad I am not finding anyway to set notification for a flight a week out. If changing alert to time a week out it keeps the same earlier flight date. Only getting flights within a day of current date in search results. Historical flight is covered but not future flights.
VlasicJr
Louis Vlasic 1
I love the new arrangement. Congrats.
anthony96
I love it
davidmcguire65
David McGuire 1
Hello Daniel,i am really enjoying the new flight tracking page, keep up the good work.
git27
Stephen Hughes 1
Use your site often. Thank you for a great website, and now even better improvements.
gorsedwa
gorsedwa 1
Great improvements!
n500dw
I love FlightAware!!
rugomol
rugomol 1
Errors in the arrival and departure time for SIP/URFF. An error in one hour.
mileswohl
miles wohl 1
Its very annoying when I use the Mac shortcut of two fingers to scroll down, the picture of the flight route also zooms out. Very annoying
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
When viewing a picture, try using just one finger to scroll.
kbhr57am
Pete Locascio 1
Maybe I just didn't see it, but what happened to the filed routes? I use them for flight simulation. Thanks.
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 3
The flight route is still available and is now displayed in the "Flight Data" section, which is usually just below the flight map.

Note that we do not always have the route available for flights operating outside of our primary coverage areas, same limitation as before.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Search for flight, tail, airport, or city search panel appears to have a problem.
Select Airport, enter airport city (e.g. Everett) and it fails with message
" You must select ....." Any city entered generates the message, Chicago, Everett, Timbukthree. Looks like a lookup lockup lockout
DennisKroll
Dennis Kroll 1
Last tail # no longer comes up for the next search. Now have to type tail # for every fleet plane individually
dbaker
Daniel Baker 2
I'm not sure that I understand this issue, can you please explain?
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 1
Not loving the new page design. I'm finding it cluttered and hard to read. you know the old saying... If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
cgexx
henry koch 1
lol, i dont like changes either but great work daniel. keep it up sir.
tnbriggs
Terry Briggs -1
12/5/16 1542 EST

Why can't anybody stop trying to fix what's not broken? Why must everything be "dumbed down" for the unwashed masses? I can't find anything I'm looking for on your new page.

For instance, the next instance listed for KLM624 is for Tuesday 12/6/16. Why isn’t the real next flight of KLM624, which is scheduled for Monday 12/5/16, listed? On the KLM website it shows as Mon 05 Dec, 16:00, delayed.

Why can’t you display the tail number for commercial aircraft?

End of rant.
dbaker
Daniel Baker 6
Thanks for the bug report, Terry, we'll fix the KLM issue. It is certainly not an intentional design choice.

On both the old and new versions, we display the tail number for PiAware feeders or commercial customers.

http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
http://flightaware.com/commercial/premium/
cgexx
henry koch 1
hey Daniel, what about the gate departures number on departure and arrival? are they gone in the new version? thx
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
It's there under the airports: http://i.imgur.com/AqryYwD.png
cgexx
henry koch 3
hi daniel, it was better before. i could see the gate dep and arrival very quickly. it would be nice if you could may be add those in this panel.
DEPARTURE TIMES
Gate Departure Taxiing Takeoff
Actual
03:04PM PST
19 minutes
03:23PM PST
Scheduled
02:40PM PST

02:40PM PST
Average Delay 10-20 minutes
ARRIVAL TIMES
Landing Taxiing Gate Arrival
Estimated
04:22PM PST
10 minutes
04:32PM PST
Scheduled
04:07PM PST

04:02PM PST
Average Delay Less than 10 minutes
AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Owner WestJet
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-600 (twin-jet) (B736)
cgexx
henry koch 1
check that out Daniel, see i cannot see the gate dep. number anymore which was the case before you upgrade. i do not want to be picky. i know i can see when the plane arrived but not the departure gate unless iam blind. lol
cgexx
henry koch 2
WestJet Encore 3112
WEN3112 / WR3112
SCHEDULED TO DEPART IN 53 MINUTES
Where is my plane now?
NOT YOUR FLIGHT? WEN3112 flight schedule · All flights between CYVR and CYXT
CYVR
VANCOUVER, CANADA
CYXT
TERRACE, CANADA
MONDAY 2016-DEC-05
05:14PM PST
MONDAY 2016-DEC-05
06:30PM PST
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
If you look now, do you see the gate? IT might've not been available when you looked.
cgexx
henry koch 1
i think it is slowly showing up now. when i pick a flight already enroute its good to see the gate they left and the gate they plan to arrive at. i understand sometimes there are no set gates. thx daniel
cgexx
henry koch 1
same thing. no gate dep.

WestJet Encore 3112
WEN3112 / WR3112
SCHEDULED TO DEPART IN 7 MINUTES
NOT YOUR FLIGHT? WEN3112 flight schedule · All flights between CYVR and CYXT
CYVR
VANCOUVER, CANADA
CYXT
TERRACE, CANADA
MONDAY 2016-DEC-05
05:10PM PST
MONDAY 2016-DEC-05
06:25PM PST
WeatherWise
WeatherWise 6
I like it and I'll have you know, good sir, I shower daily.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Neither the rant nor sarcasm font working yet.
RonBurgundy
Ron Burgundy -1
I'm with Terry on this one. Why change something that works so well?

Information is all over the place now, and there is much more "white space" between important information. This necessitates more scrolling, whereas earlier I could scroll once and see everything at a glance.

Looks like one of those newfangled "let's make this look good for mobile users" decisions. Just like the new and "improved" google maps.

As a desktop user, this is very disappointing.

Any way to switch back? The information displayed is the same; it's just that the display of that information is different. No logical reason that prevents it from being an option...
WeatherWise
WeatherWise 11
You also have the option of not looking at FlightAware anymore, if the trauma is too much for you. Or you could be thankful that a great site like this is available and the technology exists to be able to track and monitor aircraft, period. When I was a kid I used binoculars or I'd badger my dad into driving me to the airport. We've come a long way, baby. Every website out there is constantly transforming it's looks and functions. That's progress, no way around it.
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 0
We don't "look at" Flight Aware. We have multiple people using it day and night as a business tool. Changes that make our company less efficient are not desirable. There are other flight tracking services out there and until now we have not seriously explored them as flightaware.com was so good. With the recent change, information we find useless (ie: fuel burn) clutters the view of more important tracking details. So yes, we have the option of not looking at Flight Aware by using another service.
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 2
Perhaps a choice in viewing styles similar to the map / satellite view option?
jefftaylor421
Jeff Taylor 0
May be I just don't like change...I guess I will get use to it
adambear8
adambear8 0
Daniel, Just like others on this page, I liked the old page, however, I am SLOWLY getting used to the new one. It seems like it has a lot of potential. My one question is how you get the fuel amounts. Is that given to you by the airline or is it just an estimated number?
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 2
Fuel amounts are estimated using our own algorithms, the flight route planned, and generic information about the filed aircraft type.
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 1
I'm failing to see the benefit of this "calculated fuel". Why provide useless information?
AlexJinks
Alex Jinks 0
Flight log graph height is in feet and flight log is reported in metres also departure log is still Missing departure to 5000 - 6000 feet for Australian Airports

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