Get the up-to-the-minute updates on your flight's status with these tips.
Step 1: Consult the Air Traffic Control System Command Center Consult the Air Traffic Control System Command Center at fly.faa.gov. This website gives weather conditions affecting flights at all major airports.
Step 2: Search internet travel sites Search internet travel sites such as Expedia and Travelocity. These give available flight information for most major airlines.
TIP: Many travel sites compare rates and times of most major airlines, which is very helpful if you do not know what airline to choose.
Step 3: Search the airlines website Search the airline's website for detailed flight information, including availability, flight status, and gate locations.
Step 4: Explore the airport's website Explore the airport's website for a broad range of information ranging from parking to flight tips for your next trip.
Step 5: Check independent flight information sites Check independent flight information sites such as FlightArrivals.com or FlightStats.com.
Step 6: Call the airline Call the airline directly for information not posted on the internet.
FACT: In 2009, over 80 percent of flights landed on time, 18 percent were delayed, and less than 2 percent were cancelled.