I feel like this is part of the broader attempt to make the entire internet "bubbly". Corporate intranet went this way several months ago, and I still struggle to find things that were easily located before.
Another aviation forum did this, and the participation on their boards has plummeted. (Airliners.net). They've recently stated that they're working to go back to the old format, but that remains to be seen.
Sad to see, but there's a trend here.
Thank you for the feedback. One of the main focuses of the redesign was to enhance the way the site looked/scaled on mobile devices. We did not intentionally leave anything out that was on the past flight page (a couple things were missed, but we are working to add them back in), but added additional information to be easily found, like gate times, added different views of the flight page, and placed more important information more prominently.
As people are moving more towards using the internet on mobile devices, we needed a design that would scale.. The new flight page does that. Although we have not made the new design fully available on mobile at this time, it will be a much better experience when the entire project is completed.
We understand that change is difficult, and provide a customer service team 7 days a week if you have any questions on any of the new features or where a feature might have moved to.