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Enroute returns estimatedarrivaltime in the past


#1

Hello, I noticed that sometimes the Enroute method returns an “estimatedarrivaltime” value that is in the past (by few minutes, hours or sometimes even a few days). Is there a way to bypass this issue?
Thank you


#2

Hello,

We have a bug open for this case, those very old flights should not be appearing.

If the estimatedarrivaltime is greater than 48 hours in the past it can be safely ignored. For now they can be skipped by setting an offset. However, the size of the offset needed will depend on the airport’s expected traffic.