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Arrival Confirmation for UAE304 5th July

Hi,

I was tracking today’s flight UAE304, from Dubai (DXB) to Shanghai (PVG), via FlightXML3 -> FlightInfoStatus method, and also following it from your site and something really strange happened.
From your site I swear I saw another message different than “ESTIMATED ARRIVAL”, something like “ARRIVED 5 minutes ago” , with the arrival datetime filled. Seconds later the page is refreshed and than ESTIMATED ARRIVAL is shown in a grey color. My question is why this happened? It is also shown (not italicized ) arrival datetimes (landing) 22:20 CTS.

Querying your API i get the actual arrival time equal to actual departure time, and a status message: result_unknown.
In your site you appear to have the correct landing time, but from your api result I can’t obtain that information:

              {
                "ident": "UAE304",
                "faFlightID": "UAE304-1562132100-schedule-0000",
                "airline": "UAE",
                "airline_iata": "EK",
                "flightnumber": "304",
                "tailnumber": "A6-EUA",
                "type": "Form_Airline",
                "blocked": false,
                "diverted": false,
                "cancelled": false,
                "origin": {
                    "code": "OMDB",
                    "city": "Dubai",
                    "alternate_ident": "DXB",
                    "airport_name": "Dubai Int'l"
                },
                "destination": {
                    "code": "ZSPD",
                    "city": "Shanghai",
                    "alternate_ident": "PVG",
                    "airport_name": "Shanghai Pudong Int'l"
                },
                "filed_ete": 27780,
                "filed_airspeed_kts": 399,
                "distance_filed": 4010,
                "filed_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562304900,
                    "tz": "+04",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "09:35",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562319300
                },
                "estimated_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562307420,
                    "tz": "+04",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "10:17",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562321820
                },
                "actual_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562307471,
                    "tz": "+04",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "10:17",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562321871
                },
                "departure_delay": 1320,
                "filed_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562332680,
                    "tz": "CST",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "21:18",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562361480
                },
                "estimated_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562335620,
                    "tz": "CST",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "22:07",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562364420
                },
                "actual_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1562307471,
                    "tz": "CST",
                    "dow": "Friday",
                    "time": "14:17",
                    "date": "07/05/2019",
                    "localtime": 1562336271
                },
                "arrival_delay": 60,
                "status": "result unknown",
                "progress_percent": 100,
                "aircrafttype": "A388",
                "full_aircrafttype": "A388",
                "adhoc": false
            }

Please also check attached printscreen.
I want at least obtain the correct landing time appearing in your site, but I’m not getting those values.


Thanks in advance.

Hello,

Can anyone assist?

Thanks.

The site it showing an estimated arrival. The time value is the same as the estimated arrival shown in FlightXML.

It looks like a gate arrival was confirmed without a runway arrival confirmation. The page may use this information in its display while FlightXML doesn’t consider it due to the optional nature of ex_data requests.