Right in the palm of your hand, thanks to this nice little Android app. FlightView lets you look up your airplane by flight number and find out its current status. Your mom flying in from Dubuque? You can see her plane's actual departure time, its speed and altitude, and a map showing its present position in the sky. You can even put in a city pair--say, Boston-Chicago, to see all commercial flights between the two cities, and their current status.
The free version has some small but annoying ads; for $1, you can get FlightView ad-free. Either way, it's a nice tool for the frequent flyer.
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