I have a question about FlightInfoEx data.
I was told the following:
'If a plane has departed then you can determine any delay by comparing the filed_departuretime with the actualdeparturetime."
So I am comparing that information live with what you are showing on your website for that same flight and I am not getting the same information. When I compared those 2 from FlightInfoEx for the current flight QXE2027. It returns a 60 second early difference where your app:
is showing 14 min early.
I am curious if you are using any other information to get this result. I did the math from the same information for filed_departuretime + filed_ete - estimatedarrivaltime and it was very close to the information you are displaying on the screen in your app. I was told I could use this to find the difference if the plane hasn’t yet departed.
I am just trying to build this application as accurate as possible. I don’t have it pulling live data for every field at the moment as it is in development and we are likely going to cache the information for a very limited time to save money on queries.
The current application resides here for both arrivals and departures.
Thanks in advance