Flightview Elite

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Description of App: 

FlightView Elite - Real-Time Flight Tracker, Flight Boards and Airport Delay Status Flight tracking app from the leaders in real-time flight information. Track upcoming and in-air flights, and receive status alerts via push notification. View Arrivals and Departures Boards for top airports. Check gate assignments, delays and cancellations and use the attractive flight map to see a flight's progress. Forward your itinerary confirmation emails and FlightView will automatically load them into your Trips. See your Trips across mobile devices and at www.FlightView.com. View a North American airport delay map with radar weather overlay. Wherever life takes you, count on FlightView to help you travel smarter! "Easy-to-use app that should be an essential for air travelers" - Practical Travel Gear "I highly recommend this App, even if you only fly a few times a year it would be incredibly useful." - AppShouter Elite Features: • Flight Boards - Arrivals and Departures boards available for top airports Flight Tracking Features: • Track flights on a map showing flight path and current radar weather • My Home page gives an easy view into your home airport's current status and your next trip • Flight Status Push Alerts for flights stored in My Trips • View terminal, gate and baggage claim information • See where the plane for your flight is coming from, and check its status via Aircraft's Previous Flight • Driving Directions to Airport integration with iPhone Maps • Easily find alternative flights by viewing flight schedules between cities • Search flights up to 350 days in the future and save them My Trips Features: • (BETA) Forward your itinerary confirmation email to Trips@FlightView.com, and it will be automatically loaded into your My Trips on your device • Trips are synced between devices and with www.FlightView.com so you can quickly reference their statuses everywhere • Add notes to flights or trips, such as car rental and hotel reservation numbers, and keep all of your day-of-travel information in one place • While in-flight, review your saved itineraries in Airplane mode Airport Delay Information Features: • View a color-coded map of airport delays in the US & Canada with weather overlay to see how your travel plans could be affected • View list of airports suffering the Biggest Departure Delays right now • View FlightView's proprietary Airport Delay Index for 180 major airports in the US and Canada • View FAA Airport Closures & Delay Programs for major airports in the US Calendar Integration: • Post your Flight or the Flights within a Trip to your iPhone Calendar Sharing Features: • Share trip itineraries via email or share flights via email or SMS/text • Tweet your flight status • Post your Trip Itinerary or Flight Information on Facebook • Login to FlightView using Facebook login Weather Features: • View current weather conditions at arrival and departure airports on the Flight Details screen • 7-Day Weather forecast so you can see the weather forecast for both ends of your trip Other Great Features: • Looks great in iOS 7 • Call an airline reservation number directly from the Flight Details screen • In the Help section, read the Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, Flight Tracking Tips, Flight Status definitions and Flight Tracking terms

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.2.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPad

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is 90% accessible; the only real issues are with button labeling.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

There is a free version of Flight View available, but the upgrade is quite worthwhile. I really love Flight View Elite; having used the app for a couple trips, it really is nice to be able to check the status of flights without having to navigate to the airlines' website or ask someone at the airport to look at the monitor. There is a feature that allows you to see the "Aircraft's Previous Flight," which is very useful if you have a delay going and you're wanting to see where the plane you'll be taking is inbound from. Flight View Elite also allows one to see the entire flight board for the airport, which is great if the "Aircraft's Previous Flight" information is not available--as you can then just match the gate your flight is departing from to an inbound flight using the gate information provided on the arrivals screen.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@FlightView