FlightAware Discussions

API Testing

Hi, I am testing out the FlightAware API, and am worried that I am going to accidentally start racking up a lot of charges. What can I do to ensure not too many querys are conducted

For development purposes, you may find it convenient to log or print a message each time you are about to make a FlightXML call. This will allow you to visually see when you program is making a request. If you want to add a global variable that gets incremented each time a call is made, you can also enforce a limit within your own app to prevent runaway programs. We do not restrict how many FlightXML requests you make from our server-side, however.