EVER waved a friend or family member off at the airport, then wondered how their trip is going?

It turns out that it is ridiculously easy to track a friend's flight, using a simple trick on your iPhone.


A TikTok star called Maxmilespoints has revealed that you can follow a plane's journey, simply by typing its flight number into iMessage.

You type the code, for instance BA392, then press send and hold your finger down on the message bubble.

An option will come up to 'preview flight' – click on that option and it will show you where the plane is on the flight route, or whether it has arrived.

It also shows the duration of the flight and the baggage carousel number at its destination.

We've tested the trick out at Sun Online Travel and it works for a number of airlines, including British Airways, American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM.

But we weren't able to make it work for Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair, easyJet or Wizz Air.

TikTok users were stunned on discovering the trick.

One person said: "This is the first 'iPhone trick you probably didn't know' that I actually didn't know."

Another said: "Dang, this legit!"

Recently, another TikTok star revealed their best airport travel hack – how to get free hand luggage on a plane using a pillow case.

Anya Iakovlieva, who goes by the handle @nolimitua on TikTok, managed to smuggle a number of extra items with her on the plane by using an empty pillowcase.

She filmed herself stuffing the case with a load of clothes, then placing it on top of her suitcase.

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