To comply with security and airline protocol, air travelers should arrive at the airport well in advance of their flight. Without realizing the probability of adverse conditions at the time of the scheduled departure, they may experience inconvenient delays at the airport. Delays can be short and relatively easy to manage, or they can cause long hours of waiting in crowded airports. Flight delays can even cause forced overnight stays at local hotels or inside the terminal. Travelers could benefit from knowing the likelihood of a delay as it could help them prepare for the wait time. Can an app be developed that predicts the impact of weather on airplane departure times?
Plane Sight gives vision into the immediate future, letting users avoid bothersome flight delays and make the best use of their time. Publicly available weather data is collected and analyzed to generate useful up-to-date predictions of each user's flight status. Besides displaying basic flight information (origin, destination, departure time, etc.), Plane Sight will display whether a flight is on time or delayed, and if the latter, the various weather conditions contributing to the delay.