While Googling for news on Flight 1549 which went down this afternoon (apparently everyone is fine and no terrorism is suspected), I first found FlightAware.com linked above. Note some of the…ummm…uncomfortable parts of the UI?
* Duration of flight: 6 minutes
* Status: Arrived over an hour ago! (I assume this is dynamically updating so your mileage may vary)
* In the upper right corner it clearly says, “News: Flight 1549 Crashes Into Hudson River.”
I worked at TripAdvisor, a hotel booking site, when New Orleans flooded. It was crucial to us, a production bug, to get hotels out of the database that, you know, weren’t in business anymore. It seems that perhaps somebody at FlightAware needs a similar job. “Arrived” ends up looking pretty tacky.