explain flight tags


#1

I go to Flight Aware only occasionally, and sometimes need refreshing as what all the items on the three-line flight tag mean. Why is there no explanation anywhere as to what all the items on the tag mean? Not everyone is a daily user!


#2

flightaware.com/about/faq.rvt#mapNumbers


#3

Thanks - still only a partial answer. My main complaint - why isn’t a FULL explanation given in a prominent place for newcomers? 8)


#4

The first line is the flight identifier and aircraft type, the second line is explained in the FAQ, and the third line is the origin and destination.


#5

Thanks for the info. Not to beat this to death - I was
wondering why this info is not easily available for a newcomer to this site. Just a suggestion!!


#6

Probably because, like other sites, people aer expected to read the FAQ’s first if they have questions. However, in this case, I can see the reason for your question. For some reason known only to FlightAware, the FAQ’s were moved from a noticeable place (i.e. top right of every page) to being buried on “About FlightAware”.


#7

Even the FAQ does not explain the first tag line (flight # & equipment) nor the last (origin & destination), presumably because it is assumed anyone visiting would know intuitively what those are. That might have been true in the beginning but FA now has a wider audience than just us geeks.

OP may have a point.