Gate information and estimated departure times


#1

Hi,

the live tracking on the website has also airport gate information and estimated arrival times available. Are these informations also available with the FlightXML api?

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It seems that:

Scheduled departure time = filed_departuretime
Scheduled arrival time = filed_departuretime + filed_ete
Est. departure time = estimated arrivaltime - filed_ete
Est. arrivalt time = estimated arrival time

Is that correct?
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Regards,
Matthias


#2

You can simply calculate estimated arrival time in the way you’ve described. However, I would probably not recommend computing “est departure time” in that way.

We do not currently expose the gate or terminal information through FlightXML, but we will be releasing a new FlightXML method this month that will allow you to access that. Watch in this forum for an announcement in the coming weeks.


#3

Gate information can now be retrieved using the new function announced here: http://discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?p=124897


#4

Great news. Thanks!