Travel tips and iPhone hacks: How to find flight details fast using iMessage

Secret iPhone trick to help travellers find flight details in seconds leaves thousands stunned: ‘This is amazing’

  • Traveller revealed how to find flight details instantly using an iPhone 
  • Simply text flight number to someone then hold it down to show details

A traveller has shared a ‘brilliant’ trick to make a trip interstate or overseas less stressful.

Louise, who’s visited 42 countries, revealed how she finds her flight details in seconds before heading to the airport or after touching down in a new city. 

‘I use this small trick every time I fly,’ she said in a TikTok video. 

‘If you paste your flight number into your messages and send it to somebody, you can hold down on the flight number and it brings up all your flight details.’

As Louise held her finger on the message a map of the flight popped up instantly, leaving thousands of travellers stunned after watching the clip. 

Louise shared how to instantly find flight details when travelling. ‘I use this small trick every time I fly,’ she said

In a viral TikTok video she said: 'If you paste your flight number into your messages and send it to somebody, you can hold down on the flight number and it brings up all your flight details'

The little-known tip is perfect for those who are usually disorganised

In a viral TikTok video she said: ‘If you paste your flight number into your messages and send it to somebody, you can hold down on the flight number and it brings up all your flight details’

The little-known tip is perfect for those who are usually disorganised when it comes to travelling.

Once the flight number is sent via text, click and hold on it then press ‘Preview Flight’ to view the details.  

‘I find this so useful, especially if someone is picking me up and they can use it,’ Louise continued. 

‘You can check your terminal and gate, if it’s on time, departure, time, arrival time and how long your flight is.’

Once the flight number is sent via text, click and hold on it then press 'Preview Flight' to view the details

Once the flight number is sent via text, click and hold on it then press ‘Preview Flight’ to view the details

Louise (pictured) is known for sharing food and travel content on social media and has been to 42 countries

Louise (pictured) is known for sharing food and travel content on social media and has been to 42 countries 

In just 48 hours the video caught the attention of the masses, exceeding more than 2.1million views, and travellers were shocked. 

‘OMG. This is brilliant. Thank you so much!’ one wrote. 

‘Wow, how have I never known this?’ another added, a third said: ‘I wish I knew that like a month ago.’

However, while many were thrilled, travellers who don’t own an iPhone were disappointed. 

Others also shared their own advice when it comes to using technology to make travelling easier. 

‘If you put the flight in your calendar then it shows all your flight info in Siri suggestions,’ one wrote. 

‘Flight Radar also allows whoever is meeting you to track your flight in real-time,’ another said.

How to use the iPhone trick when travelling:

1. Text a flight number to someone 

2. Click on and hold down the flight number for two seconds 

3. Press ‘Preview Flight’ 

4. View flight details