Departure/Arrival Times -- Gate vs. Runway


#1

I’m noticing the data that comes down from the FlightInfo function gives the times the aircraft departed the runway, not necessarily the gate.

If you look at Delta flight 758 (DFW -> ATL) for today:
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL758

It shows the departure time at 7:38a. If you look on Delta’s web site, it shows departure was actually 7:02a, but it looks like they taxi’d or were delayed until 7:38a. It looks like the times the airlines publish are when they pushed back, not took off.

I went on flightstats.com, logged in and viewed the extended details to see the difference between runway and gate.

In the app I’m building, this difference will cause confusion (and e-mails to me). Is there another function or way to get the time of the push back? I need it to coincide with what the airlines are publishing on their web sites.


#2

All flight times are wheels-up time, not gate time, as clearly explained in t he questions/answers link at the top right of each page in FlightAware.


#3

For gate times you’ll have to contact the airlines or perhaps one of the computer reservations systems (Amadeus, SABRE, Galileo, Worldspan, etc) may have that information.


#4

:question: :question: :question: