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Here it is. Here it isn't

Looking at the details for a LATAM flight that had landed several days ago, I noticed SAA2983 way out in the southern Indian Ocean with an “Estimated” position …
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Looking at the specific page for SAA2983, there is no such “Estimated” position shown …
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SAA2983 was originally posted as YBBN/BNE - FAOR/JNB but morphed into a Position Only Flight just before departure from Brisbane.

What causes the discrepancy between the different map pages?

Interesting question.

It was a real flight when it flew over Southern Australia about 6 hours ago.

I saw it on piaware and thought it unusual to see a plane heading toward South Africa originating in Brisbane.

I just checked the tracklog and I did contribute to the track.

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It’s one of many repatriation flights operating on unusual routes.

There was a SPJC/LIM - YBBN/BNE flight (QFA7028) operated by QANTAS a few months ago.

The situation continued.

Looking at other flights, an Estimated position is shown for SAA2983.
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Looking at the specific page for flight SAA2983, the Estimated position is no longer shown.
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FWIW the URL before departure was
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SAA2983/history/20200609/0400Z/YBBN/FAOR

The URL while in flight was
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SAA2983/history/20200609/0517Z/YBBN

The time also changed from 0400Z to 0517Z. The first of those two URLs no longer works.

EDIT: After arrival, the original URL worked again.