FlightView Elite Upgrades Flight Tracking for the iPhone
1st Class App Bundles Airport Flight Boards, Forecast and Directions with Standard Flight Tracking to Ease Holiday Travel
BOSTON, MA (December 7, 2010) - The iPhone's top flight tracking tool just got a whole lot smarter - with new day-of-travel information designed to keep on-the-go travelers stress-free during the busy holiday season.
FlightView Elite - available today - comes loaded with several enhancements to standard flight tracking, including the ability to check flight boards at your airport of choice and receive alerts on flight status and gate changes. And at $3.99, it's also the cheapest bundled tracking tool on the market.
FlightView Elite is available on iTunes, and comes loaded with new key features, including:
- Flight Boards. For the first time, travelers can check real-time flight information either on an airport flight board listing or via a flight search in the same app. This flexibity allows users to gravitate to whichever method they prefer under different circumstances and still see all the details about a flight - including departure/arrival times, terminal/gate assignments, and in-air tracker map, altitude and speed.
- Push Alerts. Staying informed about delays and cancellations is important to ensuring a smooth travel experience. Travelers can now receive alerts on flight status and gate changes right when they happen.
- Airport Driving Directions. Multi-city travelers that are unfamiliar with the local airport can view its location on a map and get driving directions directly within the FlightView Elite app.
- Weather Forecasts. FlightView Elite offers 7-day weather forecasts, day and night, for more than 900 worldwide destinations.
And of course it includes the core features that have made FlightView the go-to source for air travel information - especially the ability to track flights in real-time, view current airport delays across North America, integrate with smart phone calendars and share flight updates via texting and social media.
"While most mobile providers offer separate apps for separate functions - like flight tracking, flight boards and driving directions - we wanted to provide travelers with a comprehensive, fully-powered app that offered all the intelligence necessary for the perfect day-of-travel experience," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "While our app can't cut ticket prices, eliminate baggage fees or avoid the new TSA security regulations, FlightView Elite can help iPhone users beat the stresses of holiday travel."
FlightView's original light version of its travel app for the iPhone is still free with advertisements or 99 cents without ads. It quickly became the most reliable, easy-to-use and accurate flight tracking app on the market when it launched earlier this year.
Just last month, FlightView released its feature-enhanced Elite app for the Android. With apps for the Blackberry, Palm and Android, FlightView makes holiday travel easier for anyone with a smartphone.
FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView's information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView's software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world's largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has more than 20 years of experience in building and supporting mission critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.
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