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Flight Status

Flight Status for Domestic and International Airlines

What is Flight Status?

The real-time updates on the arrivals and departures of flights pertain to ‘flight status’. While every airline tries to adhere to its published schedule of flights, there are often conditions (like inclement weather, for example) which can throw things out of gear. The ‘flight status’ of a scheduled flight relates to the current or real-time impact on arrivals and departures. Once you have knowledge of your ‘Flight Status’, nothing is left to guesswork.

Why is it important to check ‘Flight Status’?

The travel industry is dynamic. Many factors can play a role in determining whether or not you reach your destination on-time. From delayed departures due to technical snags in aircrafts to late arrivals due to bad weather - the published schedule is often compromised by elements outside of human control. This could mean long hours of wait before your boarding call, or turning up at the airport to pick up a relative and finding out that the time of arrival has shifted to a delayed status. Yatra values your time and provides you with the ‘Flight Status Service’. Check online for the latest information on the departure or arrival of your flight before setting out for the airport. This way, you save yourself the trouble of wasting time at the airport. There are no uncertainties regarding your travel plans leading to seamless, hassle-free journeys.

How can you check the ‘Flight Status’?

It is easy to check the ‘Flight Status’ of your flight. To ascertain the current status of your flight:

  • Log onto the ‘Real-Time Flight Tracker’ on Yatra. You will be directed to the official website of your chosen airlines.
  • Fill up the field on the date of departure/arrival.
  • Fill up the field on the point of departure and the destination-city.
  • State the flight number in the field provided. This is often not mandatory.
  • Press ‘Search’ to generate the latest information on the ‘Flight Status’ of your flight.

Importance of your PNR number

The ‘Passenger Name Record’ or PNR is a computer-generated identification record produced by the airlines at the time of reservation. It is stored in the CRS or the ‘Computer Reservation System’ of the airlines and contains all the information related to the passenger’s itinerary. The PNR of a passenger is crucial to travel. This ‘booking reference number’ is an alphanumeric code. It helps to store and retrieve vital information related to travel. From the name of the passenger (or passengers traveling by the same booking) to the flight details, from contact details of the customer, to the statement of preferences (with regard to meals, choice of seat, class of travel, request for special assistance etc.) - the reservation system creates the PNR to facilitate the journey-process. The same PNR is retrieved at the time of check-in to mark the commencement of travel. The ‘boarding pass’ is issued to you basis your PNR.

Check Flight PNR Status Online

Yatra allows you to check your ‘Flight PNR Status’. In case you do not receive a confirmed ticket at the time of booking, you can check on your ‘Flight PNR Status’ later to find out if it has been confirmed or not. For this, you can log into your Yatra account. Thereafter, you can easily navigate your way to the official website of your chosen airline. Your PNR is your unique identification record by which your date of travel, flight number, class of travel etc. will be retrieved. Fill in the fields to access the latest updates on your PNR status. The PNR status will share crucial information with you on your booking status. Banish all your travel woes by checking your ‘Flight PNR Status’. Travel does not need to be stressful anymore. Yatra will take you to your destination in comfort once you know you have a confirmed ticket.

Flight Status Services by Yatra.com

On Yatra.com, you can instantaneously see the flight status for IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Air India and GoAir Airlines. This will ensure the latest information about the adherence to the flight schedule of whichever domestic flight you or your accomplices are taking. With ts vast services of international flights, you can track information of various international routes. The Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air India Express, Air France and Thai Airways flight status can also be checked easily online.

Domestic and International Flight Status FAQs

Q. What are Email and SMS ‘Flight Status’ alerts?
A. Once your contact details are registered in your PNR, you will receive ‘flight status’ updates by email and/or SMS. This is a complimentary service extended by most airlines. These alerts will pertain to the specific flight tickets and dates relevant to your itinerary. Up-to-date information on your time of departure/ arrival will arrive in your inbox. You can also create ‘special alerts’ to be notified for any price-drop in air-tickets, flight schedule changes etc.

Q. When will I receive Alert Messages, and how many?
A. The SMS Alert service differs from airline to airline. On Jet Airways, SMS alerts are sent if the flight is delayed by more than 15 minutes. They are sent as early as possible. On Emirates, you will receive a SMS alert if the flight is delayed by more than 30 minutes. If the flight is delayed further by another 30 minutes, you will receive another SMS notification and so forth.

Q. What information will a ‘Flight Status Alert’ contain?
A.Most ‘Flight Status Alerts’ contain the following information -
  • The Flight Number
  • Date of Travel
  • Airport and Terminal Information
  • Scheduled Time of Departure/Arrival
  • Period of delay
  • Estimated Time of Departure/Arrival

Q. Can I unsubscribe from this service?
A. No, it is not possible to unsubscribe from the ‘Flight Status Alert’ service.

Q. What happens if I do not receive any Email or SMS alerts?
A. In case you do not receive email or SMS alerts on your ‘Flight Status’, visit the website of your chosen airlines. Check the contact details shared with the airlines. Update your personal details in case of any discrepancy. The system is instantly updated on many airlines or may take some time on others. You can also check with your network-provider to see if there are any issues with the delivery of messages or with your internet plan.

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