Cannot find flight: SA8947; airline: AIRLINK


#1

Hi there

We are unable to find the below flight using API polls.

Flight: SA8947
Airline: Airlink - https://www.flyairlink.com
Arriving: 24 Aug 2018
Origin: Amsterdam-Schiphol (EHAM)
Destination: Oliver Thambo Internation Airport (FAOR)

API calls used:

http://:@flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/Arrived
Parameters:
airport: FAOR
howMany:240
filter:
offset:0

http://:@flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/Departed
Parameters:
airport: EHAM
howMany:240
filter:
offset:0

http://:@flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/Enroute
Parameters:
airport: FAOR
howMany:240
filter:
offset:0

Would really appreciate if you can point us in the right direction.

Thank You


#2

Can you please re-verify this is the actual flight number? Fly Airlink and their parent company South African Airways does not appear to have a flight number 8947 listed.


#3

Hello

At the time that this was an active flight, the user navigated to webtsite: https://www.track-trace.com/ , navigated to the “Air Cargo” menu, and entered the Air Way Bill number.

The site returned with:

Date Status Flight Pieces Weight Origin Destination
2018/08/16 Consignment Booked SA 5110 2018/08/18 7 413.0 kg AMS BRU
2018/08/16 Consignment Booked SA 8715 2018/08/19 7 413.0 kg BRU JNB
2018/08/17 Received from Shipper 7 413.0 kg AMS JNB
2018/08/18 Consignment Manifested SA 5110 2018/08/18 7 413.0 kg AMS BRU
2018/08/18 Consignment Departed SA 5110 2018/08/18 7 413.0 kg AMS BRU
2018/08/18 Docs Arrived on Flight SA 5110 2018/08/18 7 413.0 kg AMS BRU
2018/08/20 Consignment Departed SA 8715 2018/08/19 7 413.0 kg BRU JNB

As you can see the numbering convention always seems to be “SA” followed by four digits - Is there another way to interprit these flights i.e. while SA8715 may not exist - is there a way that this flight number maps to a flight number that is recognised - e.g. the “8” may stand for a sharecode or something similar?