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Meet Flightview Elite
Taken from Out and About: Our Favorite iOS Travel Apps
The wonderful book written by Judy Dixon and Doug Wakefield
Available at National Braille Press
FlightView Elite is a full-featured flight tracking app that provides
information about upcoming and in-air flights. You can check type of
aircraft, gate assignments, and receive alerts about delays and
cancellations. If you go to the App Store you will find three versions of
this app. The first is called FlightView Elite and costs $3.99; the second
is FlightView Free; and the third version, called FlightView, costs $0.99.
We’re focusing on FlightView Elite here because it is the most accessible,
plus the free version is cluttered with advertising.
There are five tabs at the bottom of each screen: Home, Trips, Track,
Airports, and Options. When you first launch this app, you’re on the Track
screen where you can enter details to track a flight. You can track a flight
by flight number or by route. If you are waiting for a friend to arrive and
you have a flight number and airline, this is a great way to keep track of
where your friend is and when you can expect him or her to arrive.
On the Home tab, you can set a home airport and get information about your
next trip. When you tell FlightView your home airport and your preferred
airline, the next time you start FlightView you will find information about
your airport’s weather or any delays right at the top of the home screen. To
do this, you will be prompted to sign up for a free account at
www.flightview.com. You can forward any airline or travel service itinerary
to firstname.lastname@example.org and all your trip data is automatically imported
into the app.
In the Trips tab, you can get information about all your upcoming trips. In
the Airports tab, you can select an airport and actually view the flight
boards for arrivals and departures. In the Options tab, you will find
Settings, which includes your user profile, and additional information about