Take on Travel #1 – Flight Tracking Services

January 9, 2015 |

Do you use flight tracking services like FlightAware.com and FlightRadar24.com? In today's Take on Travel, Nancy Rissky tells us why they're so important.Throughout 2015, Travel and Transport’s executive team will be taking on travel! They might Take on Travel with a new idea, thought or recommendation for travelers. They might provide their Take on Travel with insight into news and trends happening in the world of travel.

Our first Take on Travel comes from Senior Vice President of Account Management Nancy Rissky:

Over the holidays I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent news regarding AirAsia flight QZ8501 and the still missing Malaysia Airlines flight. There are some great flight tracking sites that allow you to track the route of your upcoming flights:

Both of these sites use air traffic control data as well as data from airplanes to provide accurate information on routes prior to flying and tracking while your flight is in the air. We have been seeing a lot of planes diverted in the Asia Pacific region due to extreme turbulences related to monsoon season. These services are very useful for planning, duty-of-care and peace of mind.

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