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FlightView Free

by FlightView Inc
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.2.1
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00506C6GK
  • Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,126 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Flight Status for flights around the world
  • Register with FlightView & synchronize your trips across devices
  • Check arrival and departure delays information for hundreds of airports
  • Forward your itinerary email confirmations to Trips@FlightView.com for automatic loading into your Trips
  • Share flight info with friends or family

Product Description
App Name
Check a flight's route and progress

FlightView Free, an ad-supported flight tracking app for your Android device, provides a helpful way to keep up with flight information. Intuitive and easy to navigate, FlightView Free lets you check flight arrival and departure times, view a flight's altitude and speed, save trip details, and see airport delay maps.

FlightView Free is particularly easy to use. The home screen prompts you to search for flights by flight number or route. Touching the menu button brings up either the airport delay map or the My Trips tab, which lets you enter and save travel details for as many trips as you like.

Flight facts

If you know your flight number you can call it up quickly. If you need to find a flight you can enter departure and arrival cities and FlightView Free will find flights that match your criteria. A map of a flight's progress is available if that flight is currently is in the air. FlightView also provides current weather information for any arrival or departure city.

Flight details can be shared through e-mail and text messaging, or on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Flight can also be saved to your Gmail calendar.

A widget is provided that enables saved flights to be displayed on your phone's home screen.

Please note that this version tracks flights only within North America, or with one end point in North America.


Technical Details

  • Size: 7.4MB
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Developed By: FlightView Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Write (but not read) the user's calendar data
    • Read only access to device state
    • Read the user's calendar data
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fully functional app with map November 24, 2011
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For being the free version of Flightview it is a great app. This app allows you to input multiple future trips and set alarms. It also gives you the ability to track a flight that is in air and get updates.

Only thing giving it a lower rating is the ad's are intrusive in the fact that they change sizes and can easily cause a user to click on the add when they dont want to. IE: trying to click a + or - button on the bottom of the application screen might get pushed up just before pushing it and next thing you know your in the market place getting ready to accept permissions to install a new app. not cool.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful app for my Kindle Fire December 3, 2011
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This is a nice app, and it doesn't appear to be stripped down or crippled as many free apps are. I used it yesterday to track my wife's flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Austin, Texas. I entered some other flights just to check out the app, and it really works well on my Kindle Fire. It even overlays weather radar to show where any storms are.

For flights in the air, you can switch back-and-forth between text info and live map views.

FlightView is a really useful, easy to use app. Kudos to the developer.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app while flying. October 22, 2011
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I found this app in the app store and downloaded it for when we travel. I enjoy the feature of being able to follow our flight on the ground and locate where we are at al times. It makes the trip more interestig and is a great app for former pilots that like to follow their progress on the flight. As always I found it on Amazon and the download was quick and easy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great & useful! February 18, 2013
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This app is very accurate and reliable. My son is a pilot and I use it alot, however anyone who uses the airline services would find it beneficial. It will tell you if a flight is delayed or on time, and you can actually see the plane and location on the screen. It tells you when it lands, and when it departs. Also includes gate number. Always works great!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite apps May 21, 2011
I travel frequently on business and find FlightView VERY handy. I can put in my itineraries ahead of time with the airline's lookup code. This is very handy when printing out boarding passes while on the road. The status updates are great too. Many times I get the update at about the same time the boards in the airport update. You can also e-mail itineraries and status updates directly from your phone with a couple of clicks. Great for updating your ride from the airport!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars only for major airports December 23, 2012
Verified Purchase
very pretty layout. However, this is not flightaware. it will only cover the major Airports. no other coverage of secondary airports. I used once and uninstalled after that
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars watch and learn February 24, 2013
By Norm
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Very neat app to use while in the air. You can track your in flight position and watch the progress and time of arrival.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was a flight aware fan December 22, 2012
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For a free app this is full featured and pretty OK. I liked Fliteaware on iphone better, but this is android and its FREE
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