Tracking Airline Flight Cancellations In Real Time

A major winter storm is moving into the Northeast, New England, and parts of Canada. As you would expect, airlines are busy canceling flights by the hundreds. These cancellations will provide plenty of headaches around the entire U.S., Canada, and for travelers around the globe. Two resources that offer near real-time “scoreboards” with flight cancellation […]

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snow-airportA major winter storm is moving into the Northeast, New England, and parts of Canada.

As you would expect, airlines are busy canceling flights by the hundreds.

These cancellations will provide plenty of headaches around the entire U.S., Canada, and for travelers around the globe.

Two resources that offer near real-time “scoreboards” with flight cancellation info and statistics follow. Both come from two well-known flight tracking services.

FlightAware Live Airline Flight Cancellations Info & Statistics

Find data about cancelled flights organized by airline, departure airport, and arrival airport. Selecting any one of these access points will provide you with a list of all cancelled flights with flight numbers. You can view cancelled flights for the preceding two days, the current day, two days ahead, and also access a list of all cancelled flight for the past week.

Link: FlightAware Live Airline Flight Cancellations Info & Statistics.

FlightAware Live Airline Flight Cancellations Info   Statistics

FlightStats Global Cancellation and Delay Tracker

As the name of this resource suggests you’ll find both cancelled and delayed flight statistics back 30 days by airline, departure airport, and arrival airport. Plus, a graph to compare cancellations and delays back one month is provided.

The major difference between this resource and FlightAware is that FlightStats Tracker does not provide info about specific flight cancellations. Data about specific cancelled flights can be found elsewhere on FlightStats.

Link: FlightStats Global Cancellation and Delay Tracker.

FlightStats Global Cancellation and Delay Tracker

These resources are available all of the time not just during bad weather periods.

What About Train Travel?

Of course Amtrak.com is the place to head for this information, but I want to point out a little known but very useful database that utilizes Amtrak data to provide near real-time information for all Amtrak trains around the country. I prefer this resource over what Amtrak offers on Amtrak.com.

At StatusMaps.net you’ll find train status information that you can view as text  (with station arrival/departure times and delay info) and on regional maps. Alerts and historical data are also available.

Amtrak Status Maps   NEC

Train 175 of 02 07 2013


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Gary Price
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Gary Price is a librarian, author, and an online information analyst based in suburban Washington, DC. He is the co-founder and co-editor of INFOdocket and FullTextReports.com and prior to that was founder/editor of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. He has worked for Blekko, Ask.com, and at Search Engine Watch where he was news editor. In 2001, Price was the co-author (with Chris Sherman) of the best-selling book The Invisible Web.

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