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Bug/Missing Data: LAN801 (also codeshare QFA322) oddness


This flight is SCL->SYD, with a stopover in AKL. Searching for QFA322 shows me only the AKL-SYD leg, although there is history of the SCL-AKL leg as per this link up to the 7th Jan 2015

LAN800 (reverse direction) is all fine and dandy, so I don’t know what’s going on here.

Any ideas folk? The plane is definitely still flying this route, it’s in the air now, but FlightAware is not…aware of it.


From the FAQs:
FA may not be getting data from a flight outside the service areas.

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