Top 10 Best Flight Tracking Apps for Android

September 25, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

If you have a loved one flying across country, or across the world, you’re probably going to search for a way to track that flight to be sure that they arrive safely. Especially with all the lost planes and such that have been going around lately. And there are plenty of apps to do this. We’ll be going over about 10 of them here today.

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Airline Flight Status Tracking

With FlightHero you are able to track flights, see the board and know what flights are arriving and departing at what time from specific airports. It can also tie into your TripIt account and see your flights through there as well. Which is also a pretty cool app. You’ll be able to see the actual position of the plane as well as the cruising speed for the aircraft. Which is pretty awesome for aviation geeks.


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Flightradar24 Free

Flightradar24 allows you to do all kinds of things including Planes moving in real-time and Airline and callsign information for individual planes. If you Buy Flightradar24 Pro and get:,Comprehensive information for each individual plane, including route, speed, altitude and more, Augmented reality view – identify the planes flying overhead by simply pointing your phone’s camera to the sky, Easy to search for a specific flight, Filter by airline, altitude, speed and more, Emergency squawk sush notification alerts, Flight trails and callsigns directly on map and See airline logos in connection with the aircraft.


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Flight Tracker

Flight Tracker isn’t as feature-rich as some of the others in this list. But with this app you’ll be able to enjoy features like Get real-time flight status. Worldwide, accurate departures and arrivals and Boarding gate information. It’s not the best looking app in the world, but it does get stuff done and does exactly what it says it’ll do. Which is always a good thing.


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Airport (All) + Flight Tracker

This app is a great app and breaks down flights by airport. It has over 2500+ airports listed inside the app. Which is great. With the app you’ll also get features like Live Arrival and Departure boards, Google Flights, Terminal maps , Food and restaurants , Parking, Ground transportation, Google Plus, works with Android Wear–watches. SO it’s pretty feature rich and works well with Android Wear. But the most exciting part about this app is that it has maps of the terminals. Which is a pretty big deal, I think.


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SeatGuru: Maps+Flights+Tracker

This app is a bit more than flight tracking. As you also get to see where seats are on different model plans as well. Which can be a big help. But with SeatGuru, you can view maps – to see what route a flight will take to get to where it’s going – also you’ll be able to see when they’ll arrive and if they are early. It’s got a pretty decent UI, which is important for an app like this. It’s also completely free, with no in-app purchases.


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PNR Status Rail Flight Tracker

This app tracks both flights and trains. Which makes it a bit unique. It features Automatic trip PNR identification, Review your trip status, PNR Status alerts, Train Delay alerts, Flight Delay alerts, Flight web check-in alerts, Paperless Boarding for Trains, Paperless Entry to Airports, and See all your PNRs in one screen.


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RadarBox24 Free Flight Tracker

RadarBox24 allows you to watch the radar and track all kinds of flights, to and from the US and other countries as well. Flight data directly from the aircraft transponder to your phone- Track Flights in Real-Time! Designed by Professional Airline Pilots. SkyView: plane finder feature- simply point your phone to the sky to identify a flight. Continuous network growth thanks to new Radar-Box receivers being deployed daily all over the world. Full search functionality: search for a flight, city or airport. Radar position estimates over remote oceanic areas. Possibility of saving your favorite locations. Aircraft photos. Real-time departure/arrival ticker.


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FlightAware Flight Tracker

This is one of my favorite Flight Tracker apps out there. It allows you to filter flights by airport and by airline or destination. Which makes it easier to see when your flight is scheduled to arrive, or take off. I’ve found it to be more up to date than the airlines apps or even the Google Now cards that we get these days. It’s a nice looking app as well.


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FlightView Free Flight Tracker

FlightView has all kinds of features in their Flight Tracking app. Including Track flights on a map showing flight path and current radar weather, My Home page gives an easy view into your home airport’s current status and your next trip , Flight Status Push Alerts for flights stored in My Trips, View terminal, gate and baggage claim information, See where the plane for your flight is coming from, and check its status via Aircraft’s Previous Flight, Driving Directions to Airport integration with Google Maps, Easily find alternative flights by viewing flight schedules between cities, and Search flights up to 350 days in the future and save them.