it’s actually not too hard finding the airport code… cuz u don’t have to rely on the left panel for it… u can always just go google it up and paste it into the textbox
I agree with you. There are alternative ways to find the code. But the entire purpose of “Don’t know the airport code?” is to enable a code search within the FA database, without leaving the web page you’re working on.
there are 4 airports under toronto (buttonville, city center, downsville, lester) so i guess it would be a lot of extra work for the staff to incorporate those
Extra work? I suppose that depends on the database structure. There ought to be a field for airport name, a field for city, and a field for code. The search should accept a partial string, look through both airport name and city fields, and output the associated code. The only limitation would be if you searched on too short a string (say, the letter ‘a’) and got hundreds of returns. Four airports in Toronto ought to be easy.
Furthermore, the search instructions for “Don’t know the airport code?” say, “Type part of an airport or city name”. Why would the input of “toronto” give an output of “No matches; are you sure you spelled that correctly?” Yes, I can see that I spelled it correctly.
so is it possible to make a form so users and members can enter the data, that might ease up some of the staff’s work load and provide other members with information they want sooner
I imagine that FA staff would resist the idea of user editing of databases. One malicious hacker might ruin years of careful database maintenance. Wikipedia is having problems with this right now.