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Old Feb 2, 11, 9:36 am   #1
 
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how do I find where my flight is coming from

I have had 2 flights cancelled due to weather in the last 5 weeks or so.

The airport I was flying from and into was OK, but the flight coming into where I was flying out of was cancelled.

How can I find where my flight is coming from and check it for delays or cancellations?

Jim
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Old Feb 2, 11, 9:41 am   #2
 
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http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do or go to Delta's website and click on Flight Status.
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http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do or go to Delta's website and click on Flight Status.
I know how to check MY flight. I want to know the number of the one arriving at my departure airport! Where is it coming from?

In other words; assume the same plane starts at JFK and goes to MEM and then to BWI and then to CVG. I am going from BWI to CVG, how do I find the first 2 flight numbers?

Jim

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Old Feb 2, 11, 10:01 am   #4
 
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this is one of the really nice features that CO offers, but it takes some sleuthing with DL and while it isn't too difficult in a smaller airport, I'd say it would take a whole lot of time for one of the hubs, or even DCA, my home.

Unless there is another FTer out there who has figured this out and will share.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 10:04 am   #5
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www.flightaware.com will do it for you. Punch in the flight number, and on the right there will be a link that says "track inbound flight". I think it's a little less reliable for Connection flights, but for mainline I think it works pretty well.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 10:04 am   #6
 
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It is never a given because aircraft can be swapped if there is a mechanical or other issue. If it is a Delta mainline flight I have found using Flightaware to be helpful because there is a link you can click to see where the plane is coming from. I will also look at Delta.com on the day of the flight and work backwards based on gate assignments. For example I could see my DCA-JFK flight previously operated CVG-DCA and MEM-CVG (was having trouble finding out stuff prior to it getting to MEM) which allowed me to track the aircraft
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Check the airport's Website and see if you can match up the arrival gate and departure gates. Of course if you're on an RJ that pulls up to a gate that is used by more than 1 plane, that could be tough. For me at IND, this is largely the way I go about doing it.

Also, if you're signed in on FlightAware, I have noticed that there's now an option to track the incoming flight. This is largely accurate except for instances where DL subs a plane for a very late arriving plane which has happened to me previously.

Would be really nice if DL took a hint from CO's site re: flight status.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 10:36 am   #8
 
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I have had 2 flights cancelled due to weather in the last 5 weeks or so.

The airport I was flying from and into was OK, but the flight coming into where I was flying out of was cancelled.

How can I find where my flight is coming from and check it for delays or cancellations?

Jim
May I ask how you know that your airport was OK? There are a number of conditions like ceiling, tail/crosswinds, visibility, RVR, MU's on the runway etc etc etc. It could very well be your airport - whether it is obvious or not.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 11:04 am   #9
 
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I know how to check MY flight. I want to know the number of the one arriving at my departure airport! Where is it coming from?

In other words; assume the same plane starts at JFK and goes to MEM and then to BWI and then to CVG. I am going from BWI to CVG, how do I find the first 2 flight numbers?

Jim
Whoops, I got it mixed up with http://flightaware.com/.

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Old Feb 2, 11, 11:25 am   #10
 
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I know how to check MY flight. I want to know the number of the one arriving at my departure airport! Where is it coming from?

In other words; assume the same plane starts at JFK and goes to MEM and then to BWI and then to CVG. I am going from BWI to CVG, how do I find the first 2 flight numbers?

Jim
He was not talking about My Flight.

There is a flight status search and by putting in your flight it will show all segment of that flight number including incoming and outgoing airports.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 11:34 am   #11
 
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Check the airport's Website and see if you can match up the arrival gate and departure gates. Of course if you're on an RJ that pulls up to a gate that is used by more than 1 plane, that could be tough. For me at IND, this is largely the way I go about doing it.

Also, if you're signed in on FlightAware, I have noticed that there's now an option to track the incoming flight. This is largely accurate except for instances where DL subs a plane for a very late arriving plane which has happened to me previously.

Would be really nice if DL took a hint from CO's site re: flight status.
I use an app on my Droid called Airport Remote, and view the arriving flights by gate. If I'm scheduled to fly out of gate A6, I look at the arrivals for A6, and then track the inbound flight.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 11:35 am   #12
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I use an app on my Droid called Airport Remote, and view the arriving flights by gate. If I'm scheduled to fly out of gate A6, I look at the arrivals for A6, and then track the inbound flight.
Flight aware is quicker and works on a Droid.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 12:32 pm   #13
 
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He was not talking about My Flight.

There is a flight status search and by putting in your flight it will show all segment of that flight number including incoming and outgoing airports.
If I just did what you said, the flight status menu still does not show where the flight is coming from. What am I missing here????

I typically use www.flightcaster.com to track flights.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 12:44 pm   #14
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If I just did what you said, the flight status menu still does not show where the flight is coming from. What am I missing here????

I typically use www.flightcaster.com to track flights.
What is your flight number and date?
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