Flying Messenger PLUS

Flying Messenger PLUS lets you track a flight's progress via SMS. You can set it up in advance and you'll receive up to three alerts.

What you get

 Arriving flights:

  • Flight status at time of request (or 12 hours ahead of arrival)
  • Notification when flight is on final approach
  • Notification when baggage is in the arrivals hall.

Departing flights:

  • Flight status at time of request (or 12 hours ahead of departure)
  • Status update four hours before scheduled departure
  • GATE OPEN notification when flight is ready for boarding.

When to use it

You can request Flying Messenger PLUS up to two weeks ahead of the scheduled flight time. The number of alerts you receive will depend on how close to arrival/departure you send your request.


How to use it

Send a text message to 82222 

abz (for Aberdeen)giving the following details:

  • Flight number
  • arr (arrives) or dep (departs)
  • Date of flight (ddmmyy)

So if you wanted to track flight number BA1308, arriving on 01 November 2010, your message would read:

abz ba1308 arr 011110

We’ll send you a confirmation when everything’s set up.

What it costs

Each Flying Messenger PLUS request costs 75p plus your network’s SMS message rate.

Further information

Flying Messenger is an automated service and only flight information requests will be recognised.

If you have further questions, please check our Flying Messenger FAQs page and the Flying Messenger Terms and Conditions.