alert when plane approaches airport?


#1

you site is fantastic and i really appreciate your making this available. any chance you could allow user to specify a “time before arrival” and have the page signal (audible alert, for example) when, for me, it’s time to head to the airport?
jim


#2

If you sift through this thread you will find the answer by mduell in between some oddball posts by yours truly.

Welcome to FlightAware!!!


#3

seems like a different question - aren’t you asking for all flights within a distance of an airport - i’m jusy asking for an alert triggered by the time counter already generated in the tracking of a specific flight. may be the same thing, seems different to me.


#4

Nah, I was asking for a particular flight. The wording was a little off (I plead the 5th on drinking when I was posting it), but having an alert enabled for x number of minutes remaining in a flight was what I was asking for.


#5

That would be nice. When I travel by GA it would be great of the people who are picking me up at the airport could receive a notification when I am 20 min out (or whatever). Some airlines have this service when it arrives at the gate. But this would be more universal.


#6

FBOweb.com has the feature you’re talking about; they have a monthly charge for flight tracking. It notifies you when a specific flight is a user-defined number of minutes out. Very helpful for notifying whoever is picking up you or your Angel Flight patients.

A related item that I really like is the FlightAware feature that emails a notification when a flight has diverted to another airport. Prevents your ride from waiting at the wrong airport.

Craig


#7

It’s already there; see the “Diverted En-route change of destination” option in alerts management.

Time-before-event alerts are in the works.