I’ve got to mention this, but replies and comments are NOT requested.
I really feel that its completely *rude *to direct FA users to any other flight tracking site from these forums. They are all competitors (in varying degrees) with FlightAware. You just don’t send folks to a competitor from any company’s own turf.
The FA staff tactfully avoids commenting on this. They have the ability to delete the messages as soon as they are posted, but choose not to. Its the best thing to do and I applaud them for it.
FA provides this site for FREE, including these Discussion forums. As far as I know, they are the ONLY company who provides this free. I’m sure all of the other companies have pros and cons with their sites and many of them have one feature or another that is not yet found on FA. But I really think that we all owe FA the courtesy of not directing anyone to another tracking site from these forums.
Its exactly the same as someone sitting on a Ford dealership’s car lot telling customers over the dealer’s PA system to go check out the Chevys across the street, or going to McDonalds telling customers that Burger King has something different.
Some of you might feel that competition is fair and may the best tracker win. It might even be a little different if we were paying for use of this forum. However, I’ll repeat that FA gives us this site for FREE. We owe them the courtesy of not directing folks to other trackers.