Well - the doctor gave me the ok to travel to Amsterdam, so I'm heading to Tech Ed. Coincidentally, Andrew Ross MacNeill posted a link to an awesome site that tracks an actual plane location - making it more accurate than most airline sites. It doesn't seem to do international flights though...

Check out www.flightview.com

Oh, and for your folks who *love* all things that involve flight - they have a screen saver that will show all aircraft activity in an area in realtime. Cool!