FlightInfoEx returns information for the wrong flight


#1

I am trying to retrieve information for a flight called : HU8928 with destination as “Miami Airport”

FlightInforEx method returns information but shows the flight ident as - AAL1254 with the same destination as “MIA”.

But I doubt that this information is for the flight I am looking for, given the flight’s “ident” is totally different from the flight name passed
to it.

Please advice.


#2

HU8928 (CHH8928) does not exist as an actual flight. It is just a code-share for a flight operated by American Airlines (AAL1254, in this case). FlightXML is automatically resolving the codeshare identifier to the flight that you intended.


#3

How can we retrieve code share flight information from the API?


#4

You can call AirlineFlightInfo with the faFlightID of the flight you are interested in, and it will return extended information about airline flights such as what codeshare identities it has.