Real-Time Flight Tracking Module

As a vital part of the travel industry Limousine operators frequently provide services for their customers to and from Airports. Access to FLIFO is critical to providing great customer service and running the operations as efficiently as possible.

Limo Anywhere provides two modules that provide FLIFO. This article covers the Real-time Flight Tracking Module.


The table below compares the two modules.

Real-time Flight Tracking Module (Passive Module) Advanced Flight Tracking powered by FlightStats (Active Module)
Queries FLIFO on a request from the System User of Limo Anywhere through the Dispatch Grid. Automatically queries FLIFO updating the Reservations and/or the Dispatch Grid in Limo Anywhere.
Can be used to track a flight in the Dispatch Grid. Can be used to verify the flight information in a reservation.
Pick-up and Drop-off times are changed based on FLIFO manually by the System User of Limo Anywhere. Pick-up and Drop-off may be set up to automatically update based on changes to FLIFO data.
Option to connect with different services. FlightStats is the only tracking provider for this module.
   

For more information on Advanced Flight Tracking powered by FlightStats module please see the Knowledge Base article Advanced Flight Tracking powered by FlightStats.

Setting Up Real-time Flight Tracking Module

  1. Click on the 'Dispatch' icon in the toolbar.
  2. Click the 'Grid Setup' link. (Highlighted orange below).
  3. Select the 'My Prefs tab' (Highlighted blue  below).
  4. Find the setting 'Mapping & Flight Tracking' - 'Default Flight Tracking Provider'.
  5. Select one of the Flight Tracking Providers from the 'Default Flight Tracking Provider' drop down.

    FlightAware (direct link): Tracks scheduled airline flights world wide
    FlightView (direct link): Tracks scheduled airline flights world wide
    FBOWeb (direct link): Tracks FBO (private aviation) flights
    eFlightLink (multi-provider): Tracks scheduled airline flights world wide
    NOTE: Flight Stats is only selected for the Advanced Flight Tracking powered by FlightStats

  6. Click the 'Update Dispatch Grid Fields' buttom. to retain selection

NOTE: Any system user can select or change the Flight Tracking Provider at any time by following the procedure above. It is important to remember that this process is a link to a service outside of Limo Anywhere. If for some reason the default provider is not functioning changing to another service may be a solution.



Using Real-time Flight Tracking Module

  1. Click on the 'Dispatch' icon in the toolbar.
  2. Right click using your mouse on the trip you would like to make an inquiry on.
  3. Select 'Flight Tracking'.



   

 
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