The interactive map had trouble tracking a flight from Asia. I had to visit another site to see progress. Adding a great circle map feature to the tracker would be really handy and a lot of fun for any destination.
And cue facepalm…
How does FlightAware handle international flights? What is FlightAware’s service area? (Back To Top)
FlightAware’s service area includes the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam), Canada, the Carribean, and the United Kingdom. For flights arriving in a service area from an international origin outside of a service area, FlightAware will be able to track the flight when it nears a service area. For flights departing a service area, FlightAware will be able to track the flight until it leaves the coverage area. Flights may not be tracked beyond that point unless they enter another service area.
No facepalms on a first post unless exteme stupidity is present.
International radar data for airline flights is not available – many sites fake it with projected positions, however.