Why Did 22,000 People Use a Flight Tracker to Watch One Plane Fly to London?

  • 2017-12-05

Flight trackers like Flightradar24 let you input any flight number so you check the location of a plane in the air.

Usually, the vast majority of flights have between zero and 200 people tracking them, but on Wednesday, 22,000 people checked in to find the location of Kenya Airways Flight KQ100 as it flew from Nairobi to London’s Heathrow Airport.

So what was going on?