IT HAS HELPED SO MUCH THAT I CAN TRACK THE FLIGHT AND KNOW SHE IS OK. HOPE WE CAN HAVE SAT-COM SOON SO THERE IS NO BLACK OUT ON COM WHEN FAMILY IS TRAVELING. THANK YOU FLIGHTAWARE!!!
don’t you think we should have com. at all times . it is possible now?
If the flight has onboard wifi, then communication could occur for most of the flight via E-mail.
Also, I don’t know if this would use too much data but perhaps a Skype call could work. Although I seem to recall that the airline banned VOiP calls. But at least e-mail would work.
Wouldn’t it be great if the planes with on-board wifi also had an on-board FA feeder with a hi-gain receive antenna … a range of 500nm or so would be possible from 40000 ft
would only take about 4 evenly spaced to cover the whole north Atlantic air corridor.