Saturday, June 19, 2010

Flight Tracking....

So the kids were on on their way back from Cozumel...


I was not sure what flight they were on or what airlines...

I just knew they would get into Cleveland about 10:00 PM...

I am not much of a flyer, so I rarely check the status of  flight arrivals/departures...


But, for kicks and giggles, I thought I would see if I could figure out what flight they were on and when exactly G-Man would be home....


So I could get all the guys out before he got there...


Clean up after my week of partying....


But I digress...


Anyway, it was easy enough to figure out what flight they were probably on...


And what I thought was even cooler was that I could track the flight in real time...


As it is flying over the Gulf of Mexico...


Heading for Dallas Fort Worth....
To DFW: 992 miles
From CZM: 165 miles
To DFW: 857 miles
From CZM: 200 miles 
To DFW: 797 miles
From CZM: 260 miles
To DFW: 797 miles
From CZM: 260 miles
To DFW: 797 miles
From CZM: 260 miles
To DFW: 797 miles
From CZM: 260 miles


WTF???????


Is it stuck????


Did it go down????

To DFW: 483 miles
From CZM: 574miles
Whew...that's better.


Note to Airlines...


If you are going to update real time...


Update consistently....


I wonder how many phone calls they get from first time users like myself?

Did the plane go down?????
Are my kids OK???
Why did it stop in the middle of the ocean for 20 minutes???? 
There's an oil spill down there ya know...

I didn't call....


Really, I didn't...


Well, I did, but while I was dialing, the real time update updated....


 



2 comments:

gayle said...

Didn't know you could do that!! Pretty good idea!

CatLadyLarew said...

Better just not to think about it and wait til they call for that ride home from the airport! Hope they made it home safely!