FlightAware Discussions

:0 at the end of fa_ident sometimes

Why does the fa_ident sometimes contain a :0 at the end, but sometimes not?

On the AirlineFlightSchedules, I found ASA1331-1563770742-airline-0046:0 but when using AirportBoards, the flight is found under ASA1331-1563770742-airline-0046.

And there are plenty more examples of this. Is there a reason for this?

I’ve had to manually filter out “:X” to prevent that from being an issue; there’s at least one other thread about it here, something they’ll need to fix on their end, eventually.

Here’s the old thread with this bug: FAFlightID received by push does not exactly match what was registered

Thanks for that link. Looks like they never addressed the issue. But I did the same type of filter, and I guess I’ll just have to live with it.

That extra value should be ignored. Looks like we missed that case when cleaning up the value. If you do spot any other endpoints where the : is present please let us know and we’ll get it fixed.