FlightInfoRequest returns no data for any flight


#1

I have been using the below script for several months now. it takes a file containing a list of ident codes, then passes each one to the API call, outputting the info I’m looking for.

until a couple days ago, this was working perfectly, but now I am getting “no data found” for every flight I pass.

QFA412, for example…


#!/usr/local/bin/ruby

require “#{ENV’SCRIPTS_PATH’]}/FlightXML2Driver.rb”

username = ENV’FLIGHTAWARE_USERNAME’]
apiKey = ENV’FLIGHTAWARE_API_KEY’]
input_file_path=ENV’INPUT_FILE_PATH’]
output_file_path=ENV’OUTPUT_FILE_PATH’]

puts “connecting to FlightAware web service…”
$api = FlightXML2Soap.new(username, apiKey)

puts "opening file #{output_file_path} for output…"
output_file=File.open(output_file_path,‘w’)

def output_flight_info(ident,output_file)
result = $api.flightInfo(FlightInfoRequest.new(ident,15))

result.flightInfoResult.flights.each do |x|
	output_file.print "#{x.ident}|"
	output_file.print "#{x.aircrafttype}|"
	output_file.print "#{x.origin}|"
	output_file.print "#{x.destination}|"
	output_file.print "#{Time.at(x.filed_departuretime).utc}|"
	if x.actualdeparturetime>0 then
		output_file.puts "#{Time.at(x.actualdeparturetime).utc}"
	else
		output_file.puts ''
	end
end

end

puts “opening file #{input_file_path} for input and iteration…”

File.open(input_file_path,‘r’).each do |flight|
begin
output_flight_info(flight,output_file)
rescue => e
puts "error occurred with #{flight}"
puts e.message
end
end

puts “process completed!”


#2

Also, getting this error using rest…

[3] pry(main)> t = api.search_flights(“su102”)
=> {“error”=>“no data available”}


#3

bah, never mind, was missing a query param. Bad error message. No data == malformed request.