Flighty 3.0 Adds New Flight Sharing Feature

Popular flight tracking app Flighty was today updated to version 3.0, with the developers behind the app introducing useful new sharing functionality that's free to use.

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Flighty Friends allows Flighty users to send their flight information to family and friends in a quick, easy to parse format. Flight details are easy to follow, so family members can monitor a flight, see if there are delays, and know when you land.

To use Flighty Friends, you just need to connect with a person, and then you can see each other's trips automatically, eliminating the need to send over flight data like airline, flight number, and arrival times. The app will send regular notifications for events like delays, takeoffs, and landings, and there are customizable notifications so each user can decide how much info they want to see.

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A live flight map displays the flight locations of every person that you've connected with, so you can keep track of flight progress in real-time. Flight sharing is a free feature of the Flighty app for all users, and flight sharing can be toggled off or on as needed.

Flighty is free to download and use, but there is a "Pro" upgrade that adds features like instant push alerts, FAA delay alerts, Lock Screen widgets, live inbound plane tracking, delay predictions, an arrival forecast, and more. Flighty works on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

nutmac Avatar
10 weeks ago
I love Flighty and I subscribe to $5.99/month plan whenever I have an extensive travel plan (and cancel right after). On months when I do not subscribe, the app nags me with subscription reminder, which is a big turn off. Also, lack of Apple Watch app mars an otherwise a perfect app for me.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tripsync Avatar
10 weeks ago
made possible with free Apple Maps that every iOS single developer has unlimited access to.

thanks to the 15%-30% cut.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ersan191 Avatar
10 weeks ago
Flighty is incredibly expensive and they just said on twitter (X?) they want to increase their prices soon.

App in the air has like 90% of the functionality for much less (with a lifetime purchase option for $50 vs Flighty's $250), and they've had a feature that sends flight status texts or emails to whoever you want for awhile now.

Also they have an Apple Watch app which is the biggest reason I don't use Flighty.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cybbe Avatar
10 weeks ago
I’ve found this app neat, but way overpriced for what it is. The basic functionality can be found in free apps (eg Kayak) and it only adds complexity which for the average user doesn’t add too much value. Hence it is priced for and geared towards power users and aviation geeks. The few times I’ve tested it against the competition I’ve also found it’s data source slower to update and less comprehensive (missing stuff) than the competition, but that will vary from market to market.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foldpages Avatar
10 weeks ago
I've had the annual subscription for the last year and I won't be renewing. The app is neat and sometimes handy, but so many times will send wrong alerts or show incorrect flight information, even in the US. I've had various instances where Flighty would show a delay but the airline app is showing no delay and the flight ends up being on time. I've emailed the developer multiple times to report this issue and never gotten a response. Once my subscription is up I'll give App in the Air a try.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Mac User Avatar
10 weeks ago
Does in the air or kayak have live activities or dynamic island? I'm kind of hooked on those from Flighty. I might just pay for Flighty for a week or so at a time since I don't fly that much, either, just a handful of times a year if that much.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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