Flight tracker Flighty adds live flight arrival, gate sharing

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What you need to know

  • Flighty users can now share live tracking of their flights with whoever they want to.

Popular flight tracking app Flighty has today received a new update that adds an important feature for those who spend time in the air or, just as likely, people who want to keep track of their loved ones on a flight. With version 1.9 of Flighty, users can take advantage of live sharing – letting people keep track of their flight.

The benefits of this are obvious in a few different situations, but the most practical could be giving someone the ability to track your flight before setting off to collect you from the airport. You could just use it to keep tabs on a loved one while they're in the air, too.

The new feature is absolutely free.

Family monitoring your flight? Friend picking you up? New in Flighty: Share your live flight status with the tap of a button. Recipients get everything they need – delays, arrival, gates and more – all updated in real-time and free.Friends and family stay up to date without paying, downloading, or signing up for a thing.

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Those who already use Flighty will be able to download the update now, while everyone else can get in on the act by downloading the app from the App Store right now. It's free, with in-app purchases available.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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