Fun Plane Tracking Site
I often watch the planes flying way up in the sky and wonder who is in them and where they're going. People from places I've never seen heading to places I might never have been. What's going on in the cabin of that plane right now?
I still can't find out what's going on in the cabin, but thanks to Tom Sebourn for posting this link to a new airplane tracking site I can find out where the plane came from and where it's going.
You click on the plane and a small box pops up giving the flight designation, where it took off and its destination, its altitude and a bunch of other stuff. They sometimes include a photo of the plane, although I don't know if it's the actual plane itself or just the same type of plane.
I've been playing a game since I bookmarked it, trying to guess the point of departure and destination of planes without clicking on their icon. Got one half right this morning. Flight CX97 was indeed going to Anchorage, Alaska but I figured it left from San Francisco. It had actually departed from Los Angeles.