Would it be possible to revise your database so that the airport names that appear on the flight alerts / flight tracker are more informative? I imagine that very few people recognize the official names of airports around the world. It would be much more helpful if you used the primary city and state/country for the airport instead of it’s officially recognized name.
For example, imagine tracking a flight from Malcolm McKinnon airport to Owen Roberts International Airport. I will award 5 internets to the first person that can tell me where those two airports are using only the knowledge in their head.
This is a problem with FlightAware (in my opinion). When it shows the airport name in the email alerts and on the flight tracking page, it lists the formal name, which is often not useful in determining the airport location. The 4-letter airport identifiers often don’t help much either for the many people that are not pilots.
So in the example above, here is what FlightAware would show on the tracking page and email alerts:
N123AB has arrived at SSI (Malcolm McKinnon) from MWCR (Owen Roberts International)
Not easy to figure out location without going to another source and looking up the airport codes.
Try this instead:
N123AB has arrived at SSI (St Simon’s Island, GA) from MWCR (Georgetown, Cayman Islands)
Much more useful (in my opinion). Now anybody tracking a flight can easily see exactly what city a flight went to.