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AirlineFlightSchedules : ident and actual_ident not matching

Hello @dogrock @obj @ua549 @bovineone

Request:
https://flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/AirlineFlightSchedules {“startDate”:1578726738,“endDate”:1578820338,“flightno”:“3406”,“airline”:“ASA”}

#https://flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/AirlineFlightSchedules
{
“AirlineFlightSchedulesResult”:{
“next_offset”:-1,
“data”:[
{
“ident”:“ASA3406”,
“actual_ident”:“SKW3406”,
“departuretime”:1578796500,
“arrivaltime”:1578802320,
“origin”:“KSTS”,
“destination”:“KLAX”,
“aircrafttype”:“E75L”,
“meal_service”:“First: Snack or brunch / Economy: No meal”,
“seats_cabin_first”:12,
“seats_cabin_business”:0,
“seats_cabin_coach”:64
},
{
“ident”:“SIA1743”,
“actual_ident”:“SKW3406”,
“departuretime”:1578796500,
“arrivaltime”:1578802320,
“origin”:“KSTS”,
“destination”:“KLAX”,
“aircrafttype”:“E75L”,
“meal_service”:“First: No meal / Economy: No meal”,
“seats_cabin_first”:12,
“seats_cabin_business”:0,
“seats_cabin_coach”:64
}
]
}
}

why Indent and Actual Indent are not matching?

From the AirlineFlightSchedules documentation:

if ident is a codeshare flight, actual_ident is the primary identifier used by the operator

This means that SKW is the operator of the flight and it will be tracked by FlightAware as SKW3406. However, the codeshare means that passengers may have tickets printed as ASA3406 or SIA1743 for this flight.

Hello Dogrock

Thank you for sharing link with information. Still, I need your more input here, please.

Previously, We had a question about calculating delay of flight. Here is the link of it, in which we did discussion:

After reading your answer, we found that we selected wrong flight. So, Delay information was wrong. So, we try to search those flight whose actual indent is either BLANK OR same as indent. and, Above issues arise.

Now, How can Cablr-system know that Flight has codeshare flight?

Hello

Is there any updates?

If the actual_ident in an AirlineFlightSchedules response is populated, then it is a codeshare.

For endpoints that state codeshares are automatically searched in the documentation if the ICAO carrier returned differs from the ICAO carrier submitted then it is a codeshare flight. The ident returned in these cases will be the ident of the operating carrier.