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How can i find the real departure time?

Good afternoon everyone,

I’m new here, and I’m trying to deploy the API.

I am having trouble determining or calculating the exact departure time, as it is marked in yellow in the image below.

Can anyone help me informed which method and which field do I have to use?


Aren’t they the same time?

All the sample flights I’ve seen have the same time

This represents a flight that has yet to depart, so the circled values represent the estimated time of departure. Once an actual departure has occurred they will be updated to reflect the actual time.

When making requests in FlightXML endpoints like FlightInfoEx results are ordered by the scheduled departure time. A flight plan may appear in FlightXML up to 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure departure, so the first few results for commercial carriers are often for near future planned flights.