Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker Reviews

Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker Reviews

Published by on 2021-05-24

The world's best flight tracker app - #1 Travel app in over 150 countries. Turn
your iPhone or iPad into a live flight tracker and see planes around the world
move in real-time on a detailed map. Or point your device at a plane to find out
where it’s going and what kind of aircraft it i...



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Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker Reviews


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    Bait and switch

    I was extremely happy with the app as I paid for it before the subscriptions were in effect to remove ads and unlock all the features. I had shared the app with many others touting how many amazing features it had. Now I feel I’ve been cheated because even though I paid for all those features to be unlocked, I’m back to a free version essentially and have to pay a subscription if I want ad free and all the features unlocked. It’s wrong to treat the consumers that put money into your app before it got as popular as it is now. Update*** 4-2-18 I still feel cheated, the amount of users that are asking for cross platform compatibility is minimal. Anyone using iOS can re-download via previous purchases to use the original paid app on iPhone or iPad. Most users that use iOS are not asking for cross compatibility as they prefer the Apple echo system. The bare minimum you as developers could of done for your supporters that started your success by buying the original app is giving complimentary ad free option to those that purchased the original pro app. The subscription based model just spits in the face of those that brought you success. What about when iOS changes their file system again in the future and the original paid app is no longer supported. Those that paid are just out of luck?





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    Goodbye Flight Aware Hello Flightradar24!

    I’m an aviation geek and loved Flight Aware but for the longest time, I always wished I could know the tail numbers and registration information of an aircraft I was viewing from my lanai. I would often go online, look up all of the registration numbers of a particular aircraft in a fleet and try to find which one I was looking at. I remarked to a friend of mine how I would look up these aircraft and that’s when he introduced me to this app. Now I can easily point my iPad or iPhone at an approaching or departing aircraft and find that information. I also love the feature of being able to see recent and past photos of that very same aircraft! Just a remarkable, easy to use app! I’d HIGHLY recommend this app to ANYONE that’s an aviation geek like me or for someone a lot more advanced such as pilots, ground crew and flight crew.


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    Rip off!

    Hey developer, how about if you let people that paid you use the new app ads free and with the same basic functions we had in the paid app we purchased? Even if all the other new features do not work. That is OK. Give me what I paid for and I’ll be happy. I don’t need the new features, whatever those are. - I purchased the original Flight Radar. Me and others made it possible through our purchase of the app to get the app to where it is today. Now greed has taken over the developer and they want a month or yearly subscription. Hey refund the money you took for the original app and we’ll call it even. How about that? To add insult to injury, they are offering a “free” three month subscription to their service. Really? No sweetie, it is not “free,”it cost us what we paid for the app. I do have to give the greedy developer credit for at least giving us old timers at least three months of “free” service. Because unlike other developers that have become greedy, at least they gave us three months rather than just giving us the finger.


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    If your a plane spotter, you need this app

    Flightradar24 is an outstanding app for those who have a love for aviation or an average business traveler who wants to keep track of their flight’s departure and arrival times. And anyone in between. Personally, I’m a plane spotter, it’s one of my favorite hobbies, and having the power to track in bound flights and departure times at any airport on Earth in my own hands whenever I want is just incredible and super handy. And this app does more than simply track flights, it tells you their altitude, speed, heading, distance and time from destination, it tells you a specific aircrafts age, when it was built, and an aircraft’s history of recent flights, as well as give you alerts on specific flights that you can personally select with your finger tips.


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    Option to hide sidebar; hold focus

    I love everything about this app. It definitely can consume a lot of time depending on your interests. I paid for the Gold option and feel the app differentiates itself more than its closest competitor. Enhancement request: The ability to hold focus on a selected and temporarily slide or suppress the sidebar. I love the sidebar but it does consume a lot of space so having a toggle for this would be helpful. Finally I’d remiss if neglected to see the negative reviews from those who previously purchased the app. It is not reasonable to expect an app purchase is tantamount to a lifetime license including all upgrades. There are real costs associated with development and operating costs for data, systems. and support. That’s capitalism at work. I’d much rather pay for the app than see it go away. The devs set their pricing based on its value and the competing marketplace.


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    In a word, “Wow”!

    I was curious about all the noise I was hearing caused by low flying commercial aircraft overhead. I discovered this app in the process of researching airport flight information. The free version of the app is amazing. I can identify what is flying over, how high it’s flying, where it is coming from and where it is going. Hats off to the developers! The “bummer” is that if you want to unlock some of the other cool features you have pay for a subscription. I would gladly pay a few dollars for this app, maybe more, but the subscription model is deal breaker for me (-1 star for that). Others have commented that the app could be purchased outright in the past and the subscription service is relatively new. I know businesses need to make money, but a subscription is not cool with an “app” in my book.


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    great app! some suggestions

    this new Flightradar24 is a great improvement over the previous version, the “AR”-style feature is useful, especially with lots of traffic and low visibility for IDing aircraft, the 3D view is a strange waste of space imho. some suggestions: as a Ramp Agent at an airport, I track several flights at once. it would be useful to have a bookmarks-type folder or list where I can add several flights to track and switch between quicky, without having to re-search or go through search history. perhaps also having the featue of adding my own notes, such as parking locations, who is assigned to duty, etc. also useful would be the ability to sort said flights in this hypothetical folder by distance, STA, ETA, etc.





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    Ads make app unusable

    The app is by far the best at tracking planes, and being able to filter by airport, airline, equipment, etc. my favorite is the option for arrivals only as well as departures from specific airports. Now to the bad: while I’m perfectly fine with the ads, got to get paid somehow. There is one major design flaw, when you use the search button to filter, when tracking your intended flight on the live view map. The banner on the top blocks the menu buttons on the top, meaning your only option is to force quit the app every time instead of using the back button behind the ad. Maybe that was the purpose but ads aren’t supposed to break the app which this doing. Upgrades are supposed to entice you gain more information with in the app; not make it work how it was intended.


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    If tracking a flight is all you need...

    ...then this app is for you! I downloaded this app when my children traveled abroad for their vacation. Being the over-concerned person/mom that I am, I thought I’d feel a *little* better knowing where they were while in flight. Did it help calm my nerves? You betcha! Was I less concerned that they were so far away from me and that there was nothing I could do about it? Not a chance! I was really impressed with how accurate the information was. For instance, for one flight it said it would land 20 min early than the ETA from the airline so (naturally) I called them as soon as the app said the plane had landed and they called me back within 5 min! Satisfied! 👍🏻


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    Love it

    I love this app! I live right next to the Grand Rapids airport, so I like to see what plane I’m looking at. It tells you all kinds of info like type, flight plan, tail number, and airline. Although sometimes the AR doesn’t work great, because I can see a plane, but it says it’s in a completely different direction. One thing I would like to see on this app would be plane crashes highlighted. Other than that, it’s a fantastic app. One more thing, I want have a filter for flight diversions. Okay, so the AR is working much better now, and O figured out that emergencies are highlighted. But, one thing I want next would be to see reports of what’s going on if at all possible on the emergencies.


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    iPhone ok...iPad no way

    This app was clearly written for the iPhone. When you use the iPad in portrait mode, the flight information takes up the whole left-hand side of the screen which gives you half of the screen for the map. If you get rid of the flight information box on the left-hand side of the screen, you stop tracking your flight. Why the developers didn’t allow you the ability to slide up and down the aircraft information to show it or hide it and give you almost a full screen of the map, as they did on the iPhone, is a great question. If they did that, my reading for the iPad version would go to a 4 or even a 5. Thus, my two star rating is for the iPad version and I would give it a four for the iPhone version. I guess the intent is not to have you be able to look at a large view on an iPad.


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    Amazing!!!

    What an amazing app! I followed my wife’s flight all the way to DIA and even watched her taxi to the gate. I knew she was at Concourse A. I knew when she stopped because her speed reached zero. Sure enough, she let me know she was there right at that moment. I also knew the flight was going to be early because it tells you when the plane will arrive as you follow it. This app is awesome and it is very accurate and in real time!!! Great Job on this app! I wish it was one price to upgrade instead of subscriptions. I would pay for it but I won’t do subscriptions. I don’t know if you can have an alert set when the plane lands, but that would be an awesome feature. Thanks!!!


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    Great App

    I’m sure happy I discovered this. I love aviation and it’s so nice to be able to see what planes are flying in my area. My niece is a flight attendant and it’s a lot of fun to see her land and take off at the various locations. Also, the other night my dad who lives outside of Las Vegas was watching plane after plane fly in to McCarran airport - or the string of diamonds as it is often called. I was able to look on the app and tell him the description and size of each plane that was flying overhead that he could see, as well as the ones coming. We both had a lot of fun and he called the next night and wanted to do it again. There are so many advantages to having the app and these are just a few. I also appreciate being able to be alerted when a plane has in emergency situation. It would be nice to know what the emergency is but at least this is nice to have. It seems to freeze occasionally when planes are landing or taking off but overall seems to be very accurate. I’ve tried other aviation apps and this seems to meet my needs the best.


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    Personal ATC

    For someone who has more than a passing interest in aircraft, this is a must. I know the display “jumps” from time to time (install your own radar on the roof maybe), and it doesn’t tell you “everything” about “every” aircraft but if ya go out to the airport sometime (Dallas/Fort Worth) you can see the aircraft coming from Tulsa and Tulagi, from St. Louis (MO) and Saint Petersburg (Russia). I live 9 DME on the Ft. Worth (FTW) Localizer. It’s interesting to know who’s landing (and who doesn’t have the needle centered) when I’m outside working in the yard and just sitting on the patio having a beer I turn the iPad orienting to North and can see everybody in that portion of sky. OK, maybe I need to get a “life” but this is a fun Ap!


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    Too many advertisements

    I fell in love with this app years ago and paid (don’t remember how much) for the ad free version, which was a one time payment. Fast forward a few years and Flightradar24 updates/upgrades their app to a subscription based model and plasters their app with advertisements. I realize they need to make money but what happened to my payment I made? Basically they tossed all of us loyal users (who paid) out the window. They didn’t even offer some sort of discounted upgrade for people who already paid for their original app. I, in my opinion, feel they made a mistake in doing this. First, I’m sure the majority of Flightradar24 users are aviation enthusiasts, which means we enjoy using the app but by no means need to pay for increased functionality. I’m not even sure who WOULD need to pay monthly, for ever, to use this app. I certainly can’t justify paying even a couple dollars a month (it’s more than that for their lowest monthly subscription), to use their app maybe, on average, 2 times a month. I decided to give a review and give one star, when I opened up the app this morning and was greeted with a full page ad, not just a rotating ad banner on top or bottom. I hope this review makes it to Flightradar24 HQ and they rethink their revenue model.



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Is Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker Safe?

Yes. Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 211,721 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker Is 65.3/100.


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