Flighty app

I have been using it for a few months, I generally like it.

My biggest gripe is inability to add obscure or retrospective airlines. Sure I get you can't track live flight times, but you can at least plot it on the map. Tripit allows free text but then it just doesn't import. I'm flying between APW & PPG in a few weeks on Talofa Airways who use the TA airline code, but that's the code for TACA El Salvador so it's just ignoring the flights completely. Same goes for my historic trips on airlines that no longer operate.

Other minor gripe is if you get a flight change that results in a different flight number (super common in the US) it doesn't tell you. Old flight is just stuck at "Confirming flight record" but never resolves. Sure once I action in TripIt it will fix it self, but TripIt isn't any better for this either.
 
I have a similar issue. I've been adding my old flight data in Flighty, and have found that I can't add Virgin Blue (DJ) flights in the system.

The DJ code has been taken over by AirAsia Japan and I also couldn't find the actual flights by typin in the departure/destination airports and dates.
 
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I have been using it for a few months, I generally like it.

My biggest gripe is inability to add obscure or retrospective airlines. Sure I get you can't track live flight times, but you can at least plot it on the map. Tripit allows free text but then it just doesn't import. I'm flying between APW & PPG in a few weeks on Talofa Airways who use the TA airline code, but that's the code for TACA El Salvador so it's just ignoring the flights completely. Same goes for my historic trips on airlines that no longer operate.

Other minor gripe is if you get a flight change that results in a different flight number (super common in the US) it doesn't tell you. Old flight is just stuck at "Confirming flight record" but never resolves. Sure once I action in TripIt it will fix it self, but TripIt isn't any better for this either.
In general I'm not that concerned about historical data. For me there are enough good features for current and future flights to outweigh the negatives. As you say, it's not perfect and I do wish they had a persistent list of notifications - sometimes I'm busy and dismiss alerts then have no idea what they were about!
 
I do wish they had a persistent list of notifications - sometimes I'm busy and dismiss alerts then have no idea what they were about!
Me too! A notification comes, goes, but doesn’t persist anywhere.

It is also really dodgy on capturing arrival data. Don’t know why but often the Taxi tracking and timing keeps on going well beyond gate arrival disembarking etc.

But I love how it can use in-flight Wi-Fi , which is only there for entertainment and not general use, to keep updating itself.
 
Me too! A notification comes, goes, but doesn’t persist anywhere.

It is also really dodgy on capturing arrival data. Don’t know why but often the Taxi tracking and timing keeps on going well beyond gate arrival disembarking etc.

But I love how it can use in-flight Wi-Fi , which is only there for entertainment and not general use, to keep updating itself.
Do you think this app is worth the money?
 
Do you think this app is worth the money?
As a recent buyer, I'd say it is very dependent on the individual and can't be a blanket yes/no. I'd recommend buying it for a month to see how it works for you and decide from there.

I purchased lifetime, but only because I could see myself leveraging it time and again and eventually the month-to-month costs would surpass the lifetime price. YMMV.
 
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Do you think this app is worth the money?
Yes. It’s notifications of delays and gate changes is almost always superior to the screens and even the airlines... almost .... and it gives you so much more additional information - its sort of a combination of TripIt and Flight radar 24. and as a record of your past and future flights it’s probably unequalled.
 
Great App but a few aggravations such as coding of the A380 (thinks A380 is not the same as A380-800 and sends out an alert that there has been an aircraft change)
 
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