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:
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.