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Ask Siri "What's Up?" to Discover Overhead Flights

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 Ever wondered where that plane in the sky is headed? Siri knows everything.This post originally appeared on Map Happy.
Travel blog One Mile at a Time posted this neat trick that'll get iPhone users the info on overhead flights in their area a while back. (This feature has been around for a while.)
Simply say "Ask Wolfram what flights are overhead." In a few moments you'll get a detailed list of all flights visible from your phone's current location. Users get airline and flight number, as well as the altitude and angle from the horizon. Distance and aircraft type are also available.
Here's what I got when I tried it with my phone:
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This information is part of a larger set of encyclopedic reference and educational apps produced by Wolfram|Alpha. So don't worry if you don't have an iPhone; there's a Wolfram|Alpha app available for Android as well.
Sam Wright Fairbanks is an editorial fellow at Map Happy.Read More:

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