Yesterday I had my first opportunity to see if one of the flight alerts I had set here at FlightAware would actually trigger an advance notification via e-mail – it did not.
I had set up a “flight alert” for a particular plane whenever that plane would arrive to or depart from KLAX, to be sent 120 minutes before time of each estimated event.
Thanks to a good person here on FlightAware, I had a few days earlier learnt to locate this plane randomly and found that it apparently had spent several days in Miami. But then a couple days ago I discovered that plane had been flown back to London AND that its next flight would indeed be to KLAX.
I followed the plane and wondered if I would actually be sent an e-mail about it yesterday, but that never materialized. – Also, before plane departed there was no alert e-mail received by me. – I didn’t miss anything, since I knew where the plane was, but it would have been nice if this had worked.
I have two more alerts set – they have essentially been rendered meaningless now.