Flight Aware and Alaska Time Zone


#1

Flight Aware seems to think that Alaska is in the same time zone as Canada’s Yukon Territory. It’s not. Right now, with DST in effect, AK time is Z-8 hours, while in the Yukon it’s Z-7. The Yukon is in the same Pacific time zone as the US west coast. Back in 1975 it used to be in the Z-8 time zone, but that was a while ago . . .

Interestingly, the Lotus Notes email software I use at work also thinks that AK time = Yukon time. But my colleagues in the Yukon know better when we try to schedule conference calls!


#2

The problem with the time zone for alaska showing as alaska/yukon still hasn’t been fixed.

I see if you ask for flight log history there is an explanation that times are supposed to be shown as local to avoid problems crossing time zones. The alaska/yukon TZ problem needs be addressed so Air North Canada flight times show correctly.

On a different problem my profile says to use local time but all flight tracking and logs keep appearing in GMT. Strange. I guess it doesn’t like Alaska.


#3

Same here for me in Guam.

For the record we’re UTC +10 no DST…ever.