Case of Mistaken Identity?


#1

A flight recently started from KAUS and initially did not have a FA link. After a few ticks, a link was added:
flightaware.com/live/flight/221/ … 1124/1350Z
Now it no longer appears.

So I checked the FA map and found this flight apparently in the same place.
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT221

Is this a parsing error? I notice both flights are numbered 221.


#2

US airlines will often only enter their flight number (e.g., 221) as the transponder ident rather than the ICAO identifier on the flight plan, FFT221. FlightAware corrects it on the back-end, but not on your PiAware receiver (yet).


#3

!!!

I see this ALOT coming over KALB.


#4

So I’m guessing that since FA public feed is delayed by about 5 minutes, generally, these situations should be corrected within a few minutes of take-off. Is that a fair presumption?


#5

No, it should be nearly live.